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December 20, 2018
As 2018 ends, Executive Director Ignacio Saiz discusses the 70th anniversary of the UDHR and the 25th anniversary of CESR, both celebrated this year, as well as CESR's work supporting the UDHR's agenda of social and economic justice.
December 20, 2018
A new slideshow reflects on the impacts of CESR's collaborative work monitoring the effects of the 2008 financial crisis and the austerity policies imposed in its wake.    
October 24, 2018
El nuevo gobierno de España ha invocado el respeto a sus obligaciones en derechos humanos para poner fin a la exclusión sanitaria de los inmigrantes en situación irregular.
October 24, 2018
Spain’s new government ends the exclusion of undocumented migrants from health care, an austerity measure adopted by the former government.  
Christine Lagarde
September 27, 2018
A World Leader Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation for IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde is at odds with the IMF's role in promoting austerity packages around the world.
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.