International Economic Governance and Human Rights Accountability

29 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2007 Last revised: 31 Oct 2007

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Margot E. Salomon

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for the Study of Human Rights; London School of Economics - Law Department

Date Written: September 2007

Abstract

The focus on development and poverty reduction by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund has increased the scope, and opportunity, for these highly influential international financial institutions to consider the human rights implications of their policy-based operations. Some notable advances have been made, such as greater attention by the Bank to the links between securing human rights and economic growth. Still, the negative impact these institutions themselves may have on the exercise of basic socio-economic rights of people in borrowing countries, due to the particular policies they pursue, has not been confronted. Given the functioning of international economic governance today it is necessary to consider the human rights accountability, not just of the developing states, but of all international actors that influence the direction of their social and economic policies.

Suggested Citation

Salomon, Margot E., International Economic Governance and Human Rights Accountability (September 2007). LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 9/2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1013505 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1013505

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