Human Rights and Financial Transaction Taxes

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Apr 16, 2012


Human rights law requires governments to protect against, and prevent, human rights abuses by third-parties. What does this mean for private financial actors in the context of the recent global economic crisis? A new primer argues that Financial Transaction Taxes would be an important step in the direction of revitalizing the struggle for economic and social rights by demanding accountability for failures to protect human rights through economic policy.