Maximizing Resources to get Rights for All

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Author: 
Center for Women’s Global Leadership
Countries: 
Global
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Implementation

When discussing governments’ utilization of maximum available resources we sometimes overlook fiscal and monetary policies and the ways in which these instruments can be used in compliance with human rights principles such as non-discrimination, transparency and accountability. The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) specifies in Article 2.1 that, “each state party ... undertakes steps, individually and through international assistance and co-operation, especially economic and technical, to the maximum of its available resources, with a view to achieving progressively the full realization of the economic, social and cultural rights recognized in the present Covenant by all appropriate means, including particularly the adoption of legislative measures.” In this brief we focus on maximizing financial resources for the realization of economic and social rights.

This brief was published in May 2012 by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in NEXUS, a periodic brief covering issues of global relevance to gender equality and the realization of human rights for all.

 

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Maximizing Resources to get Rights for All