Rethinking Macro Economic Strategies from a Human Rights Perspective (Why MES with Human Rights II) Radhika Balakrishnan, Diane Elson & Rajeev Patel

This report is a follow up to the previous report of 2005. Amidst the ongoing financial crisis, the report provides the basis for the political agenda that must be advanced in order to ensure that the fundamental rights and interests of the “sufferers” are protected and expanded. This document proposes a novel focus and methodology to evaluate macroeconomic policies from the perspective of the progressive realization of the people’s economic and social human rights, and the States’ compliance with their minimal, basic responsibilities to their people.

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