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Economic Justice

We seek to expand the use of human rights law to protect people who find themselves trapped in exploitative relationships with those who hold more economic power.

Our work on economic issues ranges from strengthening protections for migrant workers to promoting human rights standards in consumer and mortgage lending. 

We support workers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S. to challenge mistreatment by abusive employers, and to strengthen their ability to seek legal remedies. In Europe, we have promoted the application of human rights standards in home repossession proceedings in Ireland and Romania. We are exploring how human rights arguments can be used to combat corporate or captured state actors who contribute to water scarcity around the world. 

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