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.
Austerity contravenes human rights: EuroMed Rights latest publication highlights the impacts of austerity in the Euro-Mediterranean region
How is austerity impacting human rights in the euro-mediterranean region ? EuroMed Rights publishes today a new factsheet looking at the role of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) on the spread
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,