Central Banks: Do They Have Human Rights Obligations? (January 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Jan 29, 2012

By James Heintz

This second issue in a series of primers prepared by the initiative “A bottom up approach to righting financial regulation” looks at the accountability of central banks to human rights.

“Although most central banks are independent, they are in the end government bodies. As such, central banks are subject to the human rights obligations of their state,” it argues.