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June 1, 2009: Collective Statement on the Financial Crisis and Global Economic Recession: Towards a Human Rights Response

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ESCR-Net has elaborated its Collective Statement on the Financial Crisis and Global Economic Recession: Towards a Human Rights Response with the much appreciated input and review of a broad array of organizations and individuals involved in the efforts of the Network.

With this Statement, ESCR-Net and almost 300 organizations and individuals call for a response to the financial crisis and economic recession that places human rights norms at the center, in which people and the environment, not banks or business, are at the foundation of economic policy-making. This Statement has been elaborated to contribute to the proceedings at the UN Summit Conference on the Economic and Financial Crisis from 1-3 June, as well as the People's Hearing on the Crisis to take place on the eve of the UN Summit.

To read this Statement click on the link below. You can also read the statement in Arabic, in Albanian, in Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, and in Macedonian.

View activities from early 2010 surrounding the launch of our new joint report, Bringing Human Rights to Bear in Times of Crisis: A human rights analysis of government responses to the economic crisis.

View activities and updates in 2009 surrounding the Statement on the Financial Crisis and Global Economic Recession: Towards a Human Rights Response.

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June 2009 - Read ESCR-Net's Statement on the Financial Crisis and Global Economic Recession: Towards a Human Rights Response.

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ESCR-Net has elaborated its Collective Statement on the Financial Crisis and Global Economic Recession: Towards a Human Rights Response with the much appreciated input and review of a broad array of organizations and individuals involved in the efforts of the Network.

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