Joint CSO letter to EU member states on new UN guidance on human rights and economic policy making

Added 04 Mar 2019

The UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights will be presenting new Guiding Principles on human rights impact assessments of economic reforms to 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.  As members of European civil society, we are hereby calling on the COHOM and EEAS to ensure that the EU and member states express strong support for the new principles at the forthcoming HRC.

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