Understanding a human rights-based approach to poverty reduction and measurement: Webinar for NHRIs


In November 2019, ENNHRI launched a Guide for National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) on ‘Applying a Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) to Poverty Reduction and Measurement’.

The Guide outlines seven key principles to follow when looking at poverty, its reduction and measurement through a human rights angle.

The webinar will explore these principles while analysing recommendations for NHRIs’ work. It will be led by Olivier De Schutter, Professor at Université catholique de Louvain and Sciences Po and Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Some of the leading questions of the webinar will be:

  • How can NHRIs implement an HRBA to poverty in their work?
  • Why is it necessary to understand poverty as a multidimensional phenomenon?
  • How can the SDGs support an HRBA to poverty reduction and measurement?
  • Who are the ‘missing poor’ and why is it important to consider them?
  • Why is it that some people living in poverty do not take up their rights?

The webinar is specifically tailored to European NHRIs, who are encouraged to join. NHRIs from other regions are also welcome to participate. The webinar will take place in English language and no interpretation will be provided.

Join the webinar here.

If you have any questions about the webinar, contact Mathilde Bénard from ENNHRI Secretariat.

» Download the NHRI Guide on ‘Applying a Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) to Poverty Reduction and Measurement’
» Learn more about ENNHRI’s work on economic and social rights