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Focus Four: Human Rights in International Economic Policy

64 years later: How to account for financial markets in the realization of human rights today?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Dec 17, 2012

64 years later: How to account for financial markets in the realization of human rights today?

When the Universal Declaration on Human Rights proclaimed that economic social and cultural rights should be realized “through national effort and international cooperation,” surely the governments negotiating the text had in mind a different financial system than the one we witness today, says Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari in this blog posting on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Center of Concern Speaks on Human Rights Responsibilities of the Financial Sector

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Dec 2, 2012

Center of Concern Speaks on Human Rights Responsibilities of the Financial Sector

Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari represented the Center of Concern at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, held in Geneva on December 4 and 5 2012. On the 5th, he was a panelist at a session of the Forum addressing the theme “The finance sector and the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.”

Download full programme of the Forum.

Webcast of panel presentations (Caliari's presentation begins at 03:28)

More information on the Forum.

Financial regulation and inequality in the global development agenda

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Nov 12, 2012

Financial regulation and inequality in the global development agenda

Movements like “Occupy Wall Street” have brought to attention the role of the financial sector in bolstering the fortunes of “the 1 %”. That inequality could not be reduced without dramatic reforms of financial regulation seems a no-brainer. But should financial regulation be part of the global development framework that will replace the Millennium Development Goals? And how? See the answers given by Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari in this paper submitted for the post-2015 consultation on inequality.

Event on September 10: Regulating Finance as if Human Rights Mattered: Is It Feasible? (August 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Sep 1, 2012

Event on September 10: Regulating Finance as if Human Rights Mattered: Is It Feasible? (August 2012)

On September 10, 2012, 12 -2 pm, Americans for Financial Reform, Center of Concern, American University Washington College of Law and Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law cosponsor a Panel discussion at the Washington College of Law.

Financial regulation in a post-MDG framework (August 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Aug 23, 2012

Financial regulation in a post-MDG framework (August 2012)

The UN-led consultations to define the framework and targets that will replace the Millennium Development Goals after 2015 have already begun. Members of the "A bottom up approach to righting financial regulation" initiative addressed a letter to the UN Secretary General calling for incorporating financial regulation addressed a letter to the UN Secretary General asking that financial regulation be given proper regard in crafting such agenda.

Financial Transaction Tax right tool to meet human rights obligations, CSOs say (June 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Jun 20, 2012

Financial Transaction Tax right tool to meet human rights obligations, CSOs say (June 2012)

In the lead up of an important gathering of European Heads of State on June 28-29, 2012, the “A Bottom Up Approach to Righting Financial Regulation” initiative organized a letter making the human rights case for the adoption of a financial transaction tax in their upcoming deliberations.

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