Economic, social and cultural rights
The realisation of economic, social, and cultural rights has not improved in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean over the recent years. The region remains one of the most unequal in the world with the top 10% of earners sharing roughly 60% of the national income. Women, youth, the elderly, vulnerable groups, and minorities are particularly exposed to these inequalities in the MENA region. The EU has a responsibility for this situation, notably by failing to properly involve civil society in trade negotiations and investment agreements.
EU member states must break with IMF’s punitive loan fees
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) imposes punitive additional fees on struggling economies, because they are struggling economies. In the MENA region, the Fund has hiked the loan costs of Tunisia,
IMF-Tunisia loan deal highlights human rights-conflicting approach to social protection
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Tunisian government are currently finalising the details of a $1.9 billion loan agreed in October 2022, which would be the third major IMF
EuroMed Rights: 25 years in action, still gaining traction!
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, EuroMed Rights has just published a booklet entitled “25 years in action, still gaining traction”. A look in the rear-view mirror at the Euro-Mediterranean relationship, from
Open Letter to UN Member States on the Global Food Crisis
We, the undersigned 238 non-governmental organisations working with the most vulnerable communities and witnessing the catastrophic effects of the unprecedented global food crisis unfolding, urgently request that you act immediately