making sovereign financing and human rights work

Download Book Making Sovereign Financing And Human Rights Work in PDF format. You can Read Online Making Sovereign Financing And Human Rights Work here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Making Sovereign Financing And Human Rights Work

Author : Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky
ISBN : 9781782253938
Genre : Law
File Size : 49. 34 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 813
Read : 1028

Get This Book


Poor public resource management and the global financial crisis curbing fundamental fiscal space, millions thrown into poverty, and authoritarian regimes running successful criminal campaigns with the help of financial assistance are all phenomena that raise fundamental questions around finance and human rights. They also highlight the urgent need for more systematic and robust legal and economic thinking about sovereign finance and human rights. This edited collection aims to contribute to filling this gap by introducing novel legal theories and analyses of the links between sovereign debt and human rights from a variety of perspectives. These chapters include studies of financial complicity, UN sanctions, ethics, transitional justice, criminal law, insolvency proceedings, millennium development goals, global financial architecture, corporations, extraterritoriality, state of necessity, sovereign wealth and hedge funds, project financing, state responsibility, international financial institutions, the right to development, UN initiatives, litigation, as well as case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America. These chapters are then theorised by the editors in an introductory chapter. In July 2012 the UN Human Rights Council finally issued its own guidelines on foreign debt and human rights, yet much remains to be done to promote better understanding of the legal and economic implications of the interface between finance and human rights. This book will contribute to that understanding as well as help practitioners in their everyday work. The authors include world-renowned lawyers and economists, experienced practitioners and officials from international organisations.

The Legality Of Public Pension Reforms In Times Of Financial Crisis

Author : Dafni Diliagka
ISBN : 9783845291574
Genre : Law
File Size : 30. 56 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 362
Read : 428

Get This Book


Die ersten Reaktionen nach dem Ausbruch der griechischen Finanzkrise waren Rentenreformen und Rentenkürzungen. Zentrales Anliegen dieses Buch ist einen Rechtsrahmen vorzulegen, der es den Rentnern erlaubt, Ansprüche gerichtlich geltend zu machen. Das Buch gibt einen Überblick über die Hintergründe der Faktoren, die die Rentenreformen vor und nach der Finanzkrise erforderlich machten. Ferner beschriebt es die Rentenreformen und die einzelnen Kürzungen bei den Rentenleistungen, die durch das griechische Parlament seit Beginn der Krise bis zum Jahr 2012 schrittweise vorgenommen wurden. Schließlich widmet sich es der Vereinbarkeit der staatlichen Rentenreformen und der Rentenleistungskürzungen mit der griechischen Verfassung und dem Völkerrecht. Die Prüfung der Verfassungsrechts- und Völkerrechtskonformität wird durch das Verhältnismäßigkeitsprinzip als Prüfungsmaßstab erreicht.

Building A Treaty On Business And Human Rights

Author : Surya Deva
ISBN : 9781108196161
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 29. 44 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 457
Read : 1166

Get This Book


The calls for an international treaty to elaborate the human rights obligations of transnational corporations and other business enterprises have been rapidly growing, due to the failures of existing regulatory initiatives in holding powerful business actors accountable for human rights abuses. In response, Building a Treaty on Business and Human Rights explores the context and content of such a treaty. Bringing together leading academics from around the world, this book engages with several key areas: the need for the treaty and its scope; the nature and extent of corporate obligations; the role of state obligations; and how to strengthen remedies for victims of human rights violations by business. It also includes draft provisions for a proposed treaty to advance the debate in this contentious area and inform future treaty negotiations. This book will appeal to those interested in the fields of corporate social responsibility and business and human rights.

Just Financial Markets

Author : Lisa Herzog
ISBN : 9780191072284
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 55. 30 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 370
Read : 771

Get This Book


Well-functioning financial markets are crucial for the economic well-being and the justice of contemporary societies. The Great Financial Crisis has shown that a perspective that naively trusts in the self-regulating powers of free markets cannot capture what is at stake in understanding and regulating financial markets. The damage done by the Great Financial Crisis, including its distributive consequences, raises serious questions about the justice of financial markets as we know them. This volume brings together leading scholars from political theory, law, and economics in order to explore the relation between justice and financial markets. Broadening the perspective from a purely economic one to a liberal egalitarian one, the volume explores foundational normative questions about how to conceptualize justice in relation to financial markets, the biases in the legal frameworks of financial markets that produce unjust outcomes, and perspectives of justice on specific institutions and practices in contemporary financial markets. Written in a clear and accessible language, the volume presents analyses of how financial markets (should) function and how the Great Financial Crisis came about, proposals for how the structures of financial markets could be reformed, and analysis of why reform is not happening at the speed that would be desirable from a perspective of justice.

Beyond Cdf

Author : Billington Mwangi Gituto
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133578729
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 31. 72 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 853
Read : 187

Get This Book



Advancing The Human Right To Health

Author : José M. Zuniga
ISBN : 9780191637643
Genre : Medical
File Size : 64. 43 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 122
Read : 1298

Get This Book


Advancing the Human Right to Health offers a prospective on the global response to one of the greatest moral, legal, and public health challenges of the 21st century - achieving the human right to health as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other legal instruments. Featuring writings by global thought-leaders in the world of health human rights, the book brings clarity to many of the complex clinical, ethical, economic, legal, and socio-cultural questions raised by injury, disease, and deeper determinants of health, such as poverty. Much more than a primer on the right to health, this book features an examination of profound inequalities in health, which have resulted in millions of people condemned to unnecessary suffering and hastened deaths. In so doing, it provides a thoughtful account of the right to health's parameters, strategies on ways in which to achieve it, and discussion of why it is so essential in a 21st century context. Country-specific case studies provide context for analysing the right to health and assessing whether, and to what extent, this right has influenced critical decision-making that makes a difference in people's lives. Thematic chapters also look at the specific challenges involved in translating the right to health into action. Advancing the Human Right to Health highlights the urgency to build upon the progress made in securing the right to health for all, offering a timely reminder that all stakeholders must redouble their efforts to advance the human right to health.

Making Diplomacy Work

Author : Paul Webster Hare
ISBN : 9781483324388
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 72. 71 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 220
Read : 826

Get This Book


Making Diplomacy Work: Intelligent Innovation for the Modern World takes a fresh look at the practice of diplomacy, setting it in its contemporary context and analyzing the major factors that have changed the nature of the way it is conducted. The book is built on the premise that diplomacy must adapt some of its ritualistic and stale procedures to become more effective in the modern world. It provides a thorough examination of current issues from a diplomatic perspective and offers an extensive array of real-world examples. Author Paul Webster Hare brings 30 years of diplomacy experience to this title; it is a must-have volume for any student of diplomacy.

Making Transnational Law Work In The Global Economy

Author : Pieter H. F. Bekker
ISBN : 9781139492140
Genre : Law
File Size : 55. 44 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 802
Read : 1314

Get This Book


This tribute to Professor Detlev Vagts of the Harvard Law School brings together his colleagues at Harvard and the American Society of International Law, as well as academics, judges and practitioners, many of them his former students. Their essays span the entire spectrum of modern transnational law: international law in general; transnational economic law; and transnational lawyering and dispute resolution. The contributors evaluate established fields of transnational law, such as the protection of property and investment, and explore new areas of law which are in the process of detaching themselves from the nation-state such as global administrative law and the regulation of cross-border lawyering. The implications of decentralised norm-making, the proliferation of dispute settlement mechanisms and the rising backlash against global legal interdependence in the form of demands for preserving state legal autonomy are also examined.

Public Policy In International Economic Law

Author : Diane Desierto
ISBN : 9780191026485
Genre : Law
File Size : 89. 39 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 300
Read : 664

Get This Book


States reject inequality when they choose to ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), but to date the ICESCR has not yet figured prominently in the policy calculus behind States' international economic decisions. This book responds to the modern challenge of operationalizing the ICESCR, particularly in the context of States' decisions within international trade, finance, and investment. Differentiating between public policy mechanisms and institutional functional mandates in the international trade, finance, and investment systems, this book shows legal and policy gateways for States to feasibly translate their fundamental duties to respect, protect, and fulfil economic, social and cultural rights into their trade, finance, and investment commitments, agreements, and contracts. It approaches the problem of harmonizing social protection objectives under the ICESCR with a State's international economic treaty obligations, from the designing and interpreting international treaty texts, up to the institutional monitoring and empirical analysis of ICESCR compliance. In examining public policy options, the book takes into account around five decades of States' implementation of social protection commitments under the ICESCR; its normative evolution through the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Committee's expanded fact-finding and adjudicative competences under the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR; as well as the critical, dialectical, and deliberative roles of diverse functional interpretive communities within international trade, finance, and investment law. Ultimately, the book shoes how States' ICESCR commitments operate as the normative foundation of their trade, finance, and investment decisions.

Necessary Evil

Author : David Kinley
ISBN : 9780190691141
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 67. 65 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 946
Read : 985

Get This Book


Finance governs almost every aspect of modern life. Every day, we use the financial system to mortgage our homes, to insure our health, to invest in our futures through education and pension funds, to feed and clothe ourselves, to be paid for our labor, and to help others in need. As the fuel of capitalism, finance has been a major force for human progress for centuries. Yet it has periodically generated disasters too, from the Great Depression to the recent sub-prime mortgage crisis. In writing Necessary Evil, eminent human rights law scholar David Kinley spent ten years immersed in researching finance's many facets--from how it is raised and what it is spent on, to when it is gambled and who wins and who loses--to produce this unique account of how finance works from a human rights perspective. He argues that while finance has historically facilitated many beneficial trends in human well-being, a sea change has occurred in the past quarter century. Since the end of the Cold War, the finance sector's power has grown by leaps and bounds, to the point where it is now out of control. Oversight of the sector has been weakened by deregulation, as powerful lobbyists have persuaded our leaders that what is good for finance is good for the economy as a whole. Kinley shows how finance has become society's master rather than its servant, and how, as a consequence, human rights concerns are so often ignored, sidelined, or crushed. Using episodes of financial malfeasance from around the globe--from the world's banking capitals to the mines of central Africa and the factories of East Asia--Kinley illustrates how the tools of international finance time and time again fail to advance the human condition. Kinley also suggests financial policies that can help protect and promote human rights and thereby regain the public trust and credibility it has so spectacularly lost over the past decade. An authoritative account of the extraordinary social consequences of the financial system at the heart of the world's economy, Necessary Evil will be an essential tool for anyone committed to making global capitalism a fairer and more effective vehicle for improving the lives of many, and not just providing for the comfort of a few.

Top Download:

Best Books