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
Will the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development succeed where the Millennium Development Goals fell short? Much will depend on the question of accountability.
‘Panama Papers’: when tax abuse is human rights abuse
In the wake of the 'Panama Papers' scandal, the threat to human rights represented by international tax abuse has been thrown into stark relief.Read More »
Fiscal Policy and Human Rights in Times of Austerity
CESR is co-organizing a major event at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on April 11, examining the threat posed by austerity measures in the region.Read More »
Tackling inequality as injustice: four challenges for the human rights agenda
Human rights can help confront economic inequality, but four key challenges must be overcome, argue CESR's Ignacio Saiz and Gaby Oré Aguilar in openGlobalRights.Read More »
Redistributing unpaid care work: why tax matters for women’s rights
Briefing: A new policy briefing produced by the Institute for Development Studies and CESR outlines why it is so important to consider women’s human rights and unpaid care work when designing tax ...Read More »
Switzerland's financial secrecy brought under human rights spotlight
UN submission: A coalition of civil society organizations has called on CEDAW to examine the extra-territorial impacts of Switzerland’s financial legislation on women’s rights.Read More »
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'.Go to video page »