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Human Rights and the Financial Crisis in Focus: an expert meeting on promoting a rights-based approach to financial regulation and economic recovery - Statements, papers and presentations


Opening Session

  • Welcome remarks and introduction to OHCHR’s draft issue paper by the Meeting Chair: Mr. Bat-Erdene Ayush, Chief, Right to Development Section, OHCHR
  • Introductory comments: the human rights impacts of the financial crisis
  • Mr. Dzidek Kedzia, Chair, Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Mr. Kishore Singh, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education
  • Mr. Des Hogan, Acting CEO, Irish Human Rights Commission

Panel 1: Understanding the nexus between financial regulation, economic policies, the financial crisis, and human rights

Moderator: Mr. Aldo Caliari, Director, Rethinking Bretton Woods, Centre of Concern

Panellists:

Commentaries by:

  • Ms. Sophia Koukoulis-Spiliotopoulos, Chair, International Communication and Cooperation Section, Greek National Commission for Human Rights
  • Mr. Lauri Sivonen, Thematic Coordinator, Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe

Introductory comments: the human rights impacts of the financial crisis on the most vulnerable

Panel 2: Human rights, the financial crisis, economic policies, and financial regulation at the national level

Moderator: Ms. Jyoti Sanghera, Chief, Human Rights and Economic and Social Issues Section, OHCHR

Panellists:

Commentaries by: