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By Mac Darrow

A lot has been written at the human rights relevance and affects of the guidelines and actions of the realm financial institution and IMF, or foreign monetary associations (IFIs). notwithstanding, whereas some of the human rights-based opinions of the financial institution and Fund purport to hyperlink extensively outlined reforms with duties below overseas human rights legislation, infrequently has this been performed via a rigorous and in-depth program of overseas criminal principles governing the right kind interpretation of the associations' mandates, and barely have the coverage effects and sensible chances for human rights integration been explored in any element. those are the valuable gaps that this booklet fills, by way of connection with a pattern of the IFIs' most crucial and arguable modern actions.

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Of course none of this should be taken to imply the sufficiency of any particular model of democracy from a human rights perspective, nor to question the undoubted capacity of democratic regimes to commit or contribute directly or indirectly to development disasters and patterns of human rights violations in their own or third countries. For a discussion of some of the key preconditions for effective democratic governance see UNDP, Human Development Report 2002: Deepening Democracy in a Fragmented World (2002) (hereinafter HDR 2002).

Specific human rights elements are reflected in other parts of the Road Map as well; for example, Section VI (‘Protecting the vulnerable’) includes among its goals the ‘ratification and full implementation’ of the CRC and its two Optional Protocols. 70 UNDP, Human Development Report: Development and Human Rights (2000) [hereafter HDR 2000]. 71 J Wolfensohn, ‘The Challenge of Inclusion,’ Annual Meetings Address, Hong Kong SAR, China, 23 September 1997; J Wolfensohn, ‘The World Bank and the Evolving Challenges of Development,’ Speech at the Overseas Development Council Congressional Staff Forum, Washington DC, 16 May 1997; J Stiglitz, ‘Redefining the Role of the State: What should it do?

In this context, many analysts have recognised that legal frameworks are, on their own, not a sufficient indicator of progress or otherwise regarding women’s status in a country. On the one hand, the law may discriminate, but in practice the discriminatory texts may not be 96 The IFIs’ Origins and Contemporary Functions 25 resources this would appear to be an isolated case. Certainly, as of the year 2002, written internal guidance or policy material encouraging more systematic exploration of such normative and functional linkages—in the gender, HIV/AIDS, child labour, judicial reform or other areas—did not appear to exist.

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