Human rights concern has gained traction in the development agenda over the last two decades. The emergence of the Human Rights Based Approach to development (HRBA) has not only changed the way many development issues are conceptualised through important human rights principles such as accountability, participation and equality and non-discrimination,1but has also provided an entry point for working with the Economic, Social and Cultural Human Rights (ESC rights). This allows ESC rights a prominent role in the socio-economic development of countries around theworld. Furthermore, HRBA underlines the complementary nature of the two major conventions in the international human rights framework (the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)). The realization of Civil and Political Rights (CPR) is now considered both a prerequisite of, and dependent on, the realization of ESC rights.