CWGL's new brief, "how to apply a human rights framework to macroeconomic strategies"

Publish Date: 
Friday, November 30, 2012

The Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) has just published its Nexus Brief #3, which provides an introductory tool for conducting an economic and social rights audit on economic policy. At the UN World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna in 1993, governments recognized that human rights are the primary responsibility of governments. Given this, human rights principles could be used to assess the ways in which economic policies are moving towards the full realization of economic and social rights. However, how does one measure a government's performance on economic and social rights? This brief provides an introduction to conducting an economic and social rights audit on economic policy.