ECONOMIC POLICY AND HUMAN RIGHTS - November 2011
A Bottom-up Approach to Righting Financial Regulation
As part of its ongoing campaign to develop and promote human-rights centered economic policies in the face of the enduring economic crisis, ESCR-Net is participating in the Steering Committee of a new Center of Concern project, "A bottom-up approach to righting financial regulation." The initiative will build the capacity of human rights organizations, networks and social movements to develop and advocate a human rights approach to financial regulation at national and global levels. The Steering Committee also includes Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era, Association for Women's Rights in Development, CIVICUS, IBASE, Social Watch, Center for Economic and Social Rights and the University of Oslo. The initiative will also rely on the support of a stellar advisory board that brings together experts on human rights and on finance and economics, North and South, including staff of intergovernmental organizations such as the ILO and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and academics. For more information on this initiative see www.coc.org/rbw.
Please contact Rebecca Brown if you are interested in finding out more about this Working Group and how to get involved at rbrown [at] escr-net.org.