UN expert urges Member States to consider justice as pillar of development
In presenting her latest report to the General Assembly, Gabriela Knaul, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, cautioned delegates over the current development framework established by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), stating that it was "too limited conceptually to fully account for the human experience of development." She urged Member States to adopt a human-rights based approach to development, suggesting that they insert "explicit references" to human rights standards and standards related to access to justice in the post-2015 sustainable development goals and targets. 

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