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This Article demonstrates that the introduction of austerity measures does not contribute to economic recovery, but instead has negative consequences in terms of economic growth, debt ratios, and equality, and routinely results in a series of negative human rights impacts. There is therefore a solid legal basis to make the case for a prima facie inconsistency between the imposition of austerity policies in times of recession and the enjoyment of human rights. Because of the circumstances in which States usually find themselves when seeking assistance from international financial institutions, lender institutions often impose conditionalities that have not necessarily been negotiated with borrower States.

International Financial Institutions and International Law

The international financial architecture IFA can be viewed as a landscape crowded with different international bodies that share responsibilities for the prevention of global financial instability. These bodies include international organizations IOs , such as the international financial institutions IFIs e.

This chapter examines the dispersion of governance functions in the IFA. It focuses on the relationship between two key bodies — the Financial Stability Board FSB and the IMF — and applies the insights of the IO literature to illuminate the sources of organizational conflict between the two bodies.

It argues that the problems in the FSB-IMF working relationship can be attributed to the different terms of their delegations, memberships, and organizational cultures. These factors, in turn, can be explained by the insights of the rationalist, realist, and constructivist frameworks. Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

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Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Human Rights Watch Response: Questionnaire on the impact of economic and financial policies on a democratic and equitable international order. Human Rights Watch believes it is important for UN experts to ground their work on IFIs in the human rights obligations of these institutions. With the exception of the European banks, IFIs often argue that they are bound only by their own internal standards, rather than international human rights standards. In our view it is essential to counter this.

An international financial institution IFI is a financial institution that has been established or chartered by more than one country, and hence is subject to international law. Its owners or shareholders are generally national governments, although other international institutions and other organizations occasionally figure as shareholders. The most prominent IFIs are creations of multiple nations, although some bilateral financial institutions created by two countries exist and are technically IFIs. The best known IFIs were established after World War II to assist in the reconstruction of Europe and provide mechanisms for international cooperation in managing the global financial system. A multilateral development bank MDB is an institution, created by a group of countries, that provides financing and professional advice to enhance development.


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This Article demonstrates that the introduction of austerity measures does not contribute to economic recovery, but instead has negative consequences in terms of economic growth, debt ratios, and equality, and routinely results in a series of negative human rights impacts. There is therefore a solid legal basis to make the case for a prima facie inconsistency between the imposition of austerity policies in times of recession and the enjoyment of human rights. Because of the circumstances in which States usually find themselves when seeking assistance from international financial institutions, lender institutions often impose conditionalities that have not necessarily been negotiated with borrower States.

English Open Translation Menu. Close Close Translation Menu. Read more. A Submission to the U. IFIs are public institutions that are owned and controlled entirely by their member governments.

Much of the needed financing will come from domestic and international development finance institutions DFIs. DFIs also have important roles to play in the global effort to combat climate change and adapt to its effects and helping States realise the right to development. DFIs play a critical role in directly financing investments needed for the realisation of the SDGs and human rights and leveraging resources from the private sector. Investment in transport, energy, water, Information Communications Technology ICT and other infrastructure sectors is an important part of this effort.

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