This project is in collaboration with the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Globally, countries are facing social, political, economic and environmental crises intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. For low- and middle-income countries, these crises have been compounded by debt burdens, constraining governments’ ability to respond to the immediate and essential needs of their people. This phenomenon has heightened inequality and imperilled human rights.
The Human Rights Centre Clinic will work with ESCR-Net to support various research, advocacy and campaigning initiatives in relation to the impact of the neoliberal economic model on public debt, the responsibilities of international financial institutions, and the relationship between debt justice and the enjoyment of economic, social, cultural and environmental rights. The project will contribute to promoting accountability for corporate capture and highlight corporate impact and responsibilities in relation to human rights and debt.