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.



  • 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.
  • Coalition for Human Rights in Development (formerly Bank on Human Rights): a global coalition of social movements, civil society organizations, and grassroots groups working to ensure that all development finance institutions respect human rights.


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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.

Join our Economic Policy and Human Rights Discussion Group by sending an email to: ESCR-TRADE-subscribe@yahoogroups.comFor more information, please contact Leanne Sajor, Economic Policy Program Coordinator.