UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Bringing Human Rights to Bear in Times of Crisis

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AUTHOR Aldo Caliari, Sally‐Anne Way, Natalie Raaber, Anne Schoenstein, Radhika Balakrishan and Nicholas Lusiani
ORGANIZATION ESCR-Net
TYPE Working Paper
DATE 2010
TOPIC Economic crisis and recovery
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

It has been more than two years now since the start of the largest financial meltdown and global economic recession in over fifty years. And yet, how have our governments responded to this crisis in such a way as to uphold people’s fundamental dignity and human rights?

The following joint report aims to deepen our understanding of how governments have conducted themselves and how effective economic policies have been in defending and strengthening the enjoyment of human rights in a time of multiple and interlocking social and economic crises.


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