Survey on Financial Regulation and Human Rights

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Nov 1, 2011

The survey below is part of A bottom up approach to righting financial regulation initiative. Responses are being received until December 4.

The financial crisis of 2008 has exposed the important consequences that government choices made on financial regulations and reforms bear for the enjoyment of human rights such as housing, food, health, etc. Financial regulations or reform topics, from rules on banking or credit rating agencies, to economic stimulus programs or rules governing investment in the financial sector, that were typically decided with little public input and by a few experts, have shown their relevance and impact for the availability of resources for social spending, trends in inequality and vulnerability, affordability of food, etc. (for an illustrative list of issues potentially covered under “financial regulation,” refer to question 5 in survey below). 

As a response to that, the initiative “A bottom up approach to righting financial regulation” is an effort by a consortium of human rights networks and organizations to build the capacity of human rights, grassroots organizations and social movements to understand and develop proposals on issues of financial regulation relevant to their work agendas and enhance their impact on the design and implementation of financial legislation, regulation and practices.

The following survey has been developed by the initiative with the purpose of helping the human rights and broader public interest community better chart and target its strategies and activities. We would be very grateful if you could, on behalf of your collective/ organization, fill out the following survey. The survey should only take 10 minutes to fill out (if you can only fill it out partially, that is also very welcome).

In addition to being part of the initiative’s collection of inputs for its work program, the aggregate results of the survey will be shared with all participants in the hope such results will also be of help to their reflection processes on how to address financial regulation matters in their own work.


Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) - Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) – Center of Concern – CIVICUS –Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) -  International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) - IBASE – Social and Economic Rights Program (Norwegian Center for Human Rights) - Social Watch


Go to the survey (or, if preferable, fill out the word version below and send to

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