A rights-based approach to development is a conceptual framework for the process of human development that is normatively based on international human rights standards and operationally directed to promoting and protecting human rights. Essentially, a rights-based approach integrates the norms, standards and principles of the international human rights system into the plans, policies and processes of development (The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights).
"Rights-Based Approaches to Development: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights,"
Human Rights & Human Welfare: Vol. 6:
1, Article 43.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/hrhw/vol6/iss1/43