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August 6, 2018
Results from the OPERA House survey, recently shared with our partners and allies, have given us a clearer picture of who is using OPERA, CESR's economic, social and cultural rights monitoring framework, and how it is being used.
July 30, 2018
Valuable information competes with State propaganda and sectoral bubbles while civil society gets sidelined. 
July 30, 2018
Policy-makers have been playing Jenga with the broken international corporate tax system for some time. The TCJA may just be the last block drawn. It’s time to build a new foundation to more effectively tax multinationals.  
OPERA Alison Hosie
July 20, 2018
Alison Hosie discusses how OPERA allowed the Scottish Human Rights Commission's diverse group of workshop participants to approach socioeconomic issues from a more human rights-based analytical perspective.  
Reba Khalil ESPI
July 12, 2018
Heba Khalil is a longstanding collaborator with CESR, most recently on the Egypt Social Progress Indicators. She is a PhD student at the University of Illinois and a researcher with the Social Justice Platform (SJP). 
Just Fair Sustain UK
July 3, 2018
Koldo Casla and Imogen Richmond-Bishop discuss using OPERA  in a national human rights context, its pitfalls and the importance of a human element in human rights advocacy work.  
Collins Liko
June 22, 2018
This first blog in our “OPERA Stories” series highlights NGO Hakijamii's use of OPERA, our analytic framework, to support rights-claiming in Kenya. 
Austerity Spain human rights
June 21, 2018
A sustained and coordinated fight by Spanish civil society, supported by CESR and other international actors, obtained a promise from the new government to repeal a decree that deprived nearly one million the right to health. 
Spain austerity Healthcare
June 21, 2018
Una lucha sostenida y concertada de la sociedad civil española apoyada por CESR y otros actores internacionales ha logrado un compromiso firme del nuevo gobierno de derogar un decreto que privó a casi un millón de personas del derecho a la... Read More
June 8, 2018
A new metric, developed jointly by CESR and its partners in Egypt, offers a more multidimensional view of the socioeconomic situation in Egypt and its human impacts.