Module 9

The Global Slum – explaining the human rights based approach

How familiar are you with the arguments in favour of a human rights based approach to ending extreme poverty? Let’s explore.


Chapter 7 of Khan, Irene with David Petrasek, Human rights and the Global Slum, WW Norton (2009).

Part 1

End forced evictions
Secure tenure rights
Improve life in the slums
Make people part of the solution

Part 2

For each recommendation, consider which of the four categories of human rights abuse experienced by those living in poverty it is primarily aimed to address.