Human rights

Human rights

One indicator of Human Development is freedom of choice or range of choices among the individuals

1.0 Introduction
Freedom of choice1 is right to exercise one's freedoms in any manner one may choose except where such act may obstruct or prevent others from exercising their freedoms, put oneself or others in danger, or exceeds a statutory limit. According to online Black’s law dictionary2, Unfettered right to do what one wants when one wants as one wants, except where it infringes or prevents another from doing what that one wants, and do so on. Also excluded is doing something that would harm one’s self or another.

Human development is a concept within the scope of the study of the human condition, specifically international development, relating to international and economic development. This concept of a broader human development was first laid out by Amartya Sen, a 1998 Nobel laureate, and expanded upon by Martha Nussbaum, Sabina Alkire, Ingrid Robeyns, and others (UNDP, 2012). Human development encompasses more than just the rise or fall of national incomes. Development is thus about expanding the choices people have, to lead lives that they value, and improving the human condition so that people have the chance to lead full lives (Streeten, 1994). Thus, human development is about much more than economic growth, which is only a means of enlarging people’s choices (UNDP, 2012).

As a general definition, indicators are “tools for providing specific information on the state or condition of an event, activity or outcome.”3Indicators can be either quantitative or qualitative statements. Quantitative indicators measure progress or results in terms of quantity, such as the number of judges trained in human rights or the percentage of a population that understands certain human rights. Qualitative indicators gather data that is best expressed and recorded in a non-numerical manner as they address questions of behaviour, views and attitudes. 4...

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