UN Guiding Principles on human rights impact assessments of economic reforms

Date: 2nd April 2019
Category: General principles

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The UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights presented new Guiding Principles on human rights impact assessments of economic reforms to the which have been adopted at the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in February/March 2019.

The Guiding Principles (GPs) have been developed by the Independent Expert (IE), Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, in response to a request by the HRC issued in March 2017, and are the result of a two-year drafting process, involving wide consultation with states, international financial institutions, civil society and trade union organisations, and human rights experts and practitioners. Eurodad – the European Network on Debt and development – has called on the Working Party on Human Rights (COHOM) and European Union External Action (EEAS) to ensure that the EU and member states express strong support for the new principles at the forthcoming HRC.

Read the press release here

Read the link to the background papers here