November 7, 2012
The UN General Assembly has been told that unchecked austerity measures are undermining human rights around the world
October 16, 2012
Some 150,000 immigrants have lost their right to public health services under the latest cost-cutting measures implemented in Spain.
October 9, 2012
The 'Robin Hood Tax' has come one step closer after 11 European countries agreed to move forward with the initiative. Certain key states, including the US, remain opposed, however.
July 3, 2012
In June, a High Level Panel will be convened by the United Nations to take the lead in framing a proposed set of successor goals to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are to be adopted by 2015, when the MDGs officially expire.... Read More
July 2, 2012
Years of campaigning on the part of social justice organizations looks set to bear fruit in the near future after a group of 10 European countries agreed to move forward in implementing a regional financial transactions tax.
July 2, 2012
The decision-makers gathered in Brazil did commit to establishing a set of Sustainable Development Goals, with the United Nations General Assembly to appoint a group of 30 experts by September to design the new “SDGs”.
June 20, 2012
As the dust settles on a disappointing Rio+20 conference, the CESR blog explains why human rights norms and standards can and must inform the future course of global development.
May 6, 2012
Spain is appearing before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for the first time in eight years.
February 28, 2012
Abid Aslam, Editor of Unicef's flagship report 'The State of the World's Children', examines the particular human rights challenges facing children in urban areas.
February 6, 2012
Only three more ratifications are needed to make the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights operational.