The World Bank, the IMF, and Human Rights

Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 6, pp. 47-90, 1996

44 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2010

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Daniel Bradlow

University of Pretoria; American University - Washington College of Law

Date Written: 1996

Abstract

This paper explores the type of human rights obligations of the World Bank and the IMF. It argues that their human rights obligations can be divided into two sets of issues. First is operational issues, which relate to both the promotion and protection of human rights. Second is institutional issues, which deal with the internal rules and procedures of the World Bank and the IMF. The paper concludes that these organizations need to develop a coherent and explicit human rights policy.

Keywords: human rights, international financial institutions, World Bank, IMF

JEL Classification: F30, K33, K20, L32, O19

Suggested Citation

Bradlow, Daniel David, The World Bank, the IMF, and Human Rights (1996). Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 6, pp. 47-90, 1996, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1710636

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