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Nov. 05, 2021

Auditing Economic Policy for Human Rights: A Guide for Activists and Advocates


As the unequal distribution of wealth intensifies—both within states and between them—people interested in securing a just and sustainable future for the many will require a variety of strategic tools for the struggle ahead. The purpose of this guide has been to show that internationally accepted human rights norms provide one of those tools.
This guide proposes an alternative method to analyzing macroeconomic policy and outcome: through a human rights framework, assessing the success of an economy by its ability to adhere to internationally recognized human rights. By Radhika Balakrishnan, Diane Elson, James Heintz, and Jonah Watkins, published by The Center For Women's Global Leadership.
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