Caio Borges on the BRICS Bank

26 May 2015

By Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB

The creation of the BRICS Bank has drawn the attention of not only international financial institutions and governments, but also international civil society. Would the new bank enhance or undermine prevailing international standards to safeguard sustainability and human rights? It is too early to tell, and civil society organisations have begun focusing on the initiative.

In this podcast, IHRB's Salil Tripathi talks to Caio Borges, an attorney in the Business and Human Rights Programme at Conectas Human Rights, a Sao Paulo-based organisation that brings together global civil society movements on the common platform of human rights.

Caio is focused on the human rights issues associated with financing for development. Before joining Conectas, he worked as an in-house legal counsel in private financial institutions in the areas of International capital markets and international banking regulation. He holds an L.L.M. in Law and Development from the Getulio Vargas Foundation Law School, in São Paulo. In the conversation he stresses the importance of embedding human rights concerns in BRICS Bank and other initiatives at their inception, to ensure that human rights are protected.

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