Local government: delivering public services (2005)
Health, education, water supply, housing, policing, roads: the services that local governments deliver determine our quality of life. As states decentralise, moreover, the influence of local governments is increasing almost everywhere. Local Government and Human Rights: Doing Good Service suggests how human rights principles and methods can strengthen public accountability and participation and assist officials to plan, implement and evaluate services for which they are responsible. Used thoughtfully, the framework provides practical, specific tools that can help local governments to be effective.
Biographical affiliation was accurate when research took place.
Monette Zard, Research Director, ICHRP, 2003-2006. For more information on this project, please contact Fairouz El Tom, Outreach and Publications Coordinator, ICHRP.
Nancy Thède, is an anthropologist by training and was at the time of the project Professor of International Development in the Department of Political Science, Université du Québec à Montréal. She has also served as Co-ordinator of the Democratic Development Program at Rights and Democracy.
Catherine Dom, Development practitioner; Co-director, DT Consulting sprl; member, Mokoro Ltd.
Peter Kagwanja, Head, International Crisis Group for Southern Africa.
Walter Kälin, Professor, Constitutional and International Public Law, University of Bern, Switzerland; Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons; member, United Nations Human Rights Committee; member, ICHRP.
Rashid Seedat, Director, Corporate Planning Unit for the City of Johannesburg, South Africa.
David Velásquez, independent consultant.
Nadeem Fazil Ayaz, Manager, Programmes at Action Aid, Pakistan.
Harihar Bhattacharyya, Professor of Political Science, University of Burdwan, India.
Manuel de la Fuente, Professor of Economics, University Mayor de San Simón, Bolivia.
Mridula Ghosh, Board Chair, East European Development Institute (EEDI), Ukraine; Editor-in-chief, East European Monitor.
Cheikh Guèye, Field Officer, Environnement et Développement du Tiers Monde (Enda-tm), Senegal.
Chris Maina Peter, Professor of Law, University of Dar es Salaam; Head, Department of International Law, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Assane Mbaye, Faculty of Law and Political Science, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal; National School of Administration, Senegal.
Rwekaza Mukandala, Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Abid Qaiyum Sulehri, Assistant Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).
Soliman Santos, human rights lawyer, peace advocate and legal scholar.
Graciela Vásquez Zambrana, lawyer.
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