Economic Policy and Human Rights

 

The Economic Policy and Human Rights Working Group seeks to develop critical analysis of the global economic system via the human rights framework, facilitate collective advocacy to challenge unjust structures and policies, and promote alternative models of development.

 

Initiatives

  • Rightingfinance: “A Bottom Up Approach to Righting Financial Regulation” is an initiative to develop and advocate a human rights approach to financial regulation at national and global levels.

Resources

Outsourcing Development: Lifting the Veil on the World Bank Group’s Lending through Financial Intermediaries is a four...
Assessing Business-Related Impacts on Human Rights. Indicators and Benchmarks in Standards and Practice published by...
From Disparity to Dignity: Tackling economic inequality through the Sustainable Development Goals by CESR examins the...
This factsheet by the Coalition for Human Rights in Development provides background information about the BRICS New...

Who We are

The Economic Policy Working Group (EPWG) involves members from all regions—social movements, NGOs and academics—committed to making human rights and social justice a reality for all.  Initially formed in 2004, the EPWG has collectively addressed issues related to trade, export credit agencies, austerity and development finance, while raising critiques of the wider economic system and elevating alternative models of development.  For more information, please contact Dom Renfrey at: drenfrey@escr-net.org.

Join our Economic Policy and Human Rights Discussion Group by sending an email to: ESCR-TRADE-subscribe@yahoogroups.com