describes the evolution in structural adjustment responses to financial crises and the mitigation of adverse social impacts up to the 2007–2008 financial crisis and explains how structural adjustment programmes affect human rights. He argues that, for both economic and legal reasons, economic reform programmes must be inclusive and advance human rights. He identifies the main challenges of developing guiding principles for assessing human rights impacts, including their basis, scope, content, issues related to timing, and some reflections on how to proceed. He concludes with some preliminary recommendations for discussion on the content and format of the guiding principles and proposes the next steps towards developing them (Ibid., p. 5, ¶ 11).
Mandate of the Independent Expert on foreign debt, international financial obligations and human rights
- “Human rights impact assessments must be part of economic reforms”: Interview in SUR - International Journal on Human Rights
- Upcoming: Seminar in Sao Paulo: “Impacts of austerity measures on human rights”
- Call for contributions for visit to Sri Lanka, 3-11 September 2018
- Upcoming: Mid-September- Report on the impact of economic reform policies on women’s human rights
- Development of Guiding principles for assessing human rights impact of economic reform policies