Human Rights in Tax Policy
Taxation is a crucial instrument for the realization of human rights, not just to provide the necessary resources, but also to tackle inequalities and to ensure governments are accountable to their people.
National Human Rights Institutions
Despite being in a unique position to advance economic and social rights, NHRIs have traditionally been less active in this area. CESR offers innovative methodological tools to help NHRIs deliver robust monitoring of economic and social rights compliance.
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.
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Taking stock of two decades of economic and social rights advocacy
Publication: Leading figures from the economic and social rights movement come together in a major new CESR publication to take stock of the state of the field.
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Strong commitments to human rights survive in final SDG text, despite sordid final compromises
Blog: Kate Donald, Director of CESR's Human Rights in Sustainable Development Program, reflects on some tense negotiations and the resulting agreement for post-2015 development.
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How can the UPR strengthen economic, social and cultural rights?
Blog: At a recent side event in Geneva, CESR and its partners examined the Universal Periodic Review's efforts to advance ESC rights.
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Evading accountability post-2015 will eviscerate the agenda’s ambition
Blog: After last week's financing for development talks left both civil society and developing countries frustrated, CESR's Kate Donald looks ahead to this week's post-2015 talks at the UN.
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Taking stock of two decades of economic and social rights advocacy
Publication: Leading figures from the economic and social rights movement come together in a major new CESR publication to take stock of the state of the field.
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National Human Rights Institutions can help ensure post-2015 goals deliver
Briefing: A new document from CESR and the Danish Institute for Human Rights explains the role National Human Rights Institutions can and must play in post-2015 development.
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Responsibilities beyond borders: unlocking the post-2015 stalemate on international cooperation
Briefing: CESR and Third World Network launch a new briefing explaining that human rights can provide a fresh lens on an entrenched stalemate in post-2015 negotiations
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20 Years of Economic and Social Rights Advocacy
Leading figures from the world of human rights reflect on progress in the field, and CESR's contribution, since the 1993 Vienna Declaration and Program of Action. This video complements the new report '20 Years of Economic and Social Rights Advocacy'.
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Amina J Mohammed
Amina J Mohammed, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning, talks to CESR about the role human rights and tax justice must play in future development efforts.
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Alicia Ely Yamin
In this recent Ted Talk, CESR board member Alicia Ely Yamin explains the relationship between health inequality and power structures and, most importantly, tells us why we should care.
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