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A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on economic inequality and human rights by CESR's Kate Donald.
March 25, 2015
While it is widely accepted that taxation plays a key role in determining income inequality, we are seeing more and more that it dramatically impacts women's equality and human rights as well.
January 12, 2015
Kate Donald, director of the Human Rights in Development program at CESR, reflects on the strengths and weaknesses of a recent milestone report on the post-2015 process
November 23, 2014
The provision of comprehensive, quality data is essential to rights-based development, but the much-vaunted 'data revolution' must also be empowering and people-centered.
November 20, 2014
CESR's Allison Corkery reflects on the challenges of holding Egypt to account before the UN for its ESCR obligations.
September 9, 2014
Unless governments agree to concrete tax and budgetary commitments which ensure robust, equitable and accountable fiscal foundations for sustainable development, the SDGs are likely to fail.
August 30, 2014
Thousands of civil society organizations gathered at the UN headquarters have issued a strong call for human rights to be at the heart of the post-2015 development agenda.
August 26, 2014
The announcement of a long-term ceasefire in Gaza marks the beginning of a difficult reconstruction process.
July 6, 2014
The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals is tackling one of the most crucial, and controvesial, issues in post-2015 development negotiations - accountability.
June 24, 2014
National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) have a critical part to play in making sure the private sector be called to account for its impact on human rights.
June 9, 2014
CESR's Niko Lusiani addresses the UN, setting out the criteria of a 'Human Rights Litmus Test' for post-2015 sustainable development proposals.