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austerity Italy healthcare
August 22, 2018
Since 2012, Italian austerity policies have slashed public health spending by billions of euros, threatening accessibility and widening health inequalities. Are there alternatives?
maximum Available Resources
August 20, 2018
Governments can realize maximum available resources by referencing current distributional debates and establishing hard law solutions via the international human rights ecosystem. 
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. 
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.