Event: Assessing human rights impacts of economic reform policies

At the 37th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the UN Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung present a side event on:

 

Assessing human rights impacts of economic reform policies

 

Friday  
2 March 2018 
12:00 –1:30 
Room XXVII 
Palais des Nations 
 
 
Moderator:
Peggy Hicks, Director TESPRDD Division, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
 
Panelists:
Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights
Irene Escorihuela Blasco, Director, Observatori DESC
Nicholas Lusiani, Director Human Rights in Economic Policy Program, CESR
Howard Reed, Director, Landman Economics
 
Panelists will focus on the crucial need to enhance the capacity of States and other stakeholders to assess the human rights impact of economic reform policies. The panel will explore existing human rights impact assessment tools and initiatives. Discussions will also reflect on preliminary proposals for the scope and content of guiding principles currently being developed by the Independent Expert.