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.
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.
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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International Strategy Meeting
International strategy meeting: CESR is coorganizing a major meeting in Lima, Peru, on 29-30 April, with the aim of building bridges between the tax justice and human rights communities.
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Monitoring tax spillovers in the Financing for Development Accord
UN presentation: CESR's Nicholas Lusiani has delivered an important presentation on behalf of civil society in advance of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.
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Spain reverses course and partially restores undocumented migrants’ access to health services
Blog: Undocumented migrants in Spain will once again be provided primary health care, but the right to universal health remains a pending task.
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Why the Sustainable Development Goals are more than just good intentions
This statement has been released by the Beyond-2015 coalition, of which CESR is a member, in reponse to two articles published by The Economist on 28 March 2015.
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Accountability for the post-2015 agenda: A proposal for a robust global review mechanism
CESR - along with Amnesty International, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Human Rights Watch – has developed a proposal for a robust monitoring mechanism for post-2015 development.
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Indicators for a post-2015 fiscal revolution
Working paper: As the UN Statistical Commission meets to debate indicators for post-2015 development, CESR and Christian Aid offer some rights-based proposals.
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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 and the Asia Pacific Forum
Kieren Fitzpatrick, Director of the Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, discusses CESR's contribution to the work of APF members.
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CESR's work with NHRIs
Alan Miller, Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, reflects on the importance of CESR's monitoring tools in the work of national human rights institutions.
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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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