Sustainable Development Goals
A new global development agenda will be agreed at the UN General Assembly this September. It is critical that the international community avoid the shortcomings of the current Millennium Development Goals by anchoring the new framework in human rights.
Rights in Crisis
The current global economic crisis has shown how politics and flawed policies exacerbate poverty, inequality and deprivation. CESR is working to make sure human rights principles are integrated into recovery measures.
The OPERA Framework
CESR is pleased to present the OPERA Framework - a simple yet comprehensive process to analyze the obligation to fulfill economic and social rights. It is complemented by a useful case study entitled 'Assessing fiscal policies from a human rights perspective'.
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Gaza's humanitarian crisis: what comes next?
Blog: The announcement of a long-term ceasefire in Gaza marks both the end of a period of brutal violence, and the beginning of an extremely difficult reconstruction process.
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CESR pays tribute to Odindo Opiata
CESR is deeply saddened by the loss of our ally and friend Odindo Opiata, one of Kenya's most important human rights defenders.
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Sustainable development requires a 'fiscal revolution'
Policy Briefing: A new briefing, released for the 11th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, sets out the commitments needed to deliver a 'fiscal revolution'.
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CESR joins CELS in challenging human rights impacts of vulture funds
This joint statement, coordinated by CELS in Argentina, has been issued in response to the US Supreme Court decision on Argentina's sovereign debt.
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Sustainable development requires a 'fiscal revolution'
Policy Briefing: A new briefing, released for the 11th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, sets out the commitments needed to deliver a 'fiscal revolution'.
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A Matter of Justice: securing human rights in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda
Briefing: A new CESR publication argues that the human rights framework can provide operational principles and standards of conduct to ensure the post-2015 development plan delivers on its promises.
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Who Will Be Accountable? Human Rights and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Publication: A new publication by CESR and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights explains that incorporation of accountability will be fundamental to post-2015 development agenda.
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Mary Robinson
UN Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region and former High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson talks to CESR about the anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and the post-2015 development agenda.
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Voices for Social Justice: The influence and impact of the United Nations Special Procedures
Magdalena SepĂșlveda, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food join CESR Executive Director Ignacio Saiz at Columbia University
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Visions and Voices for Human Rights
On September 24 CESR and its partners organized a side event at the United Nations in New York to push for the proper inclusion of human rights in the post-2015 development framework
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