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Mariela Baeva
Mariela Baeva
Member of the European Parliament for Bulgaria
2007 - 2009
(first direct EP elections in Bulgaria);

LEED to OECD partner (Nanotech)

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Anyone interested in fundamental rights in the European Union (EU) can now have easy access to the text of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in all official languages on their mobile device:

Human rights values

Human rights have intrinsic values but also instrumental values in terms of driving development: the realisation of rights directly increases human development, which builds capacity (such as knowledge or good health) that in turn enables people to better claim other rights.*

Recognition and implementation of universal human rights can be seen both as a goal and a driver of human development.**

Human rights have intrinsic value, and achieving them is seen as an objective in its own right. But human rights are also a critical factor for the long-term sustainability of development.***


*Source: Clark, D.A. (2005), The Capability Approach: Its Development, Critiques and Recent Advances. GPRG-WPS-032, Global Poverty Research Group, University of Manchester, UK.

**Conflict and fragility analysis – © OECD 2011

***OECD DAC Action-oriented Paper on Human Rights and Development (2007)

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