Event: Rethinking Austerity - Human Rights in responses to the financial crisis

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Mar 2, 2013

 On March 6, 2013, RBW Project Director spoke at a side-event held at the UN Headquarters in Geneva, in the occasion of the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council. The event, hosted  by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, addressed human rights issues emerging in responses to the financial crisis.

Rethinking Austerity:

A Side Event on Human Rights Considerations in National and International Responses to Financial Crisis



Wednesday, 6 March 2013


1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Room IX, Palais des Nations, Geneva


Featuring a panel discussion by:

  • Cephas Lumina, Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights;
  • Aldo Caliari, Director of the Rethinking Bretton Woods Project at the Center of Concern;
  • Mariama Williams, Senior Research Fellow of the Global Governance for Development Programme at the South Centre;
  • Raymond Torres, Director of the International Institute for Labour Studies at the International Labour Organization

Moderator: Bat-Erdene Ayush, Chief, Right to Development Section, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights


Click here to read brief report of this event.

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