Author Affiliation, Ana.
Convergence? The Lewis Model and the rights-based approach to development
Social and Economic Studies
Date of Publication
This paper examines whether Sir Arthur Lewis's work was rightsbased and assesses to what extent St. Lucia and Jamaica have attained the targets set by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR). In so doing, the challenges and, opportunities in the implementation of a rights-based approach to development in the two countries will be examined. This paper is the first to examine the 'human rights agenda' element in Lewis's work and the first to assess the progress made by these two countries in the implementation of the 'rights-based' approach. Jamaica and St. Lucia are both signatories to the various conventions and treaties but there are several challenges that face the two countries as their governments embrace the rights-based approach. The two countries were selected for their contending similarities and differences.....