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May 17, 2018
At the IMF Spring Meetings, CESR shared research on the human rights impacts of austerity in countries like Brazil, Peru, Spain and Egypt, and challenged the IMF to end its support for particularly harmful fiscal consolidation measures.
May 11, 2018
The OPERA House project asks which tools human rights activists need to better understand and tackle the unjust socioeconomic structures that cause so many of the world’s human rights violations.  
April 26, 2018
The challenges facing human rights are not the death knell for the movement, but a wake up call for a more holistic approach  
April 24, 2018
CESR wants to deepen its understanding of who is currently using OPERA or its related methodological tools, and how. We’re inviting interested collaborators to sign up to learn more about getting involved in the OPERA House project.
April 19, 2018
What tools do human rights activists need to better understand, and, more importantly, tackle, the unjust socioeconomic structures that cause so many of the world’s human rights violations? The Center for Economic and Social Rights is... Read More
April 17, 2018
At the Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank this week, CESR will share its work on human rights in times of austerity, and will promote more sufficient, equitable and accountable fiscal policies that uphold human rights. 
March 1, 2018
Setting out a methodological framework for assessing and addressing the human rights impacts of fiscal consolidation.
February 15, 2018
Two years since the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development came into force, a “business as usual” approach to implementation risks betraying its lofty ambition to “transform our world.” 
December 22, 2017
While UN human rights bodies are issuing stronger recommendations on economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR), implementation on the national level remains challenged by inadequate tracking mechanisms. CESR has been working with local... Read More
December 22, 2017
The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, just wrapped up a fact-finding mission to one of the richest countries in the world: the USA.