Globalization: the economic and social rights, first victims of the crisis

This year celebrating the 62nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, economic and social rights are treated roughly in different regions of the world, because of an overwhelming globalization, increased due the world crisis which weakens further the most precarious categories.
If it appears like a godsend for transnational companies and financial capitals ignoring henceforth borders, the globalization can be expressed through an economic and social crisis for millions of people whose situation was already very precarious.
Thus, the NGO defending human rights and civil society associations have tendency to consider the present crisis also a crisis of human rights, because of the insecurity and precariousness in which are sinking the poor people. For these organizations, we should not tolerate any distinction or discredit of economic and social rights with regard to the civil and political rights. The basic rights are the universal and indivisible rights and, for this reason, the economic and social dimension of these rights remain of utmost importance. Thus, in this crisis time, the weakening of economic and social rights is dangerously increasing almost everywhere in the world, most particularly, in the Southern countries. Nevertheless, the responsibility of these attacks has tendency to grow weaker, between companies looking for benefit with minimum cost and a State control often lax.

Thus, the claiming to set up mechanisms for systematic reparation is not always directed towards the right target, and do not reach the expected results. Facing the problem complexity, other ideas emerge to make of social and economic rights respect an issue of the international community, as a whole. Whether the concerned are the States which are obliged to apply international conventions which they have approved, individuals, NGO or local communities, all can act by organizing themselves within transnational networks. For supporters of this approach, the exchange of good practices, dialogue and confrontation of acquired experiences on field, would allow this operators together, to reverse this tendency by organizing and assuring the joint and bound up actions following up wherever it is possible and necessary.


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