Friday, 02.03.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland

Assessing Human Rights Impacts of Economic Reform Policies

In March 2017 the HRC requested the Independent Expert on debt and human rights, Mr. Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, to propose Guiding Principles on Human Rights Impact Assessments for Economic Reform Programmes (Res. 34/3) through consultations with states, IFIs and other stakeholders.

This side event to the 37th Human Rights Council session took the thematic report of the Special Rapporteur as the basis for discussion and undertook a mapping of existing tools and make some preliminary proposals concerning the content of the Guiding Principles for assessing human rights impacts of austerity and adjustment policies.

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