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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?
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.
December 19, 2017
Ignacio Saiz explains how CESR’s work this year pinpoints austerity as the single most pervasive threat to economic and social rights worldwide. Please consider making a year-end contribution toward CESR's efforts.
December 13, 2017
CESR's Niko Lusiani writes in FACTCoalition about CESR bringing the human rights costs of the proposed U.S. tax cuts to the attention of leading UN human rights official Philip Alston now investigating poverty in the country. 
December 11, 2017
CESR's Allison Corkery writes in Open Society Foundations Voices blog about using OPERA tool with Legal Resources Centre to identify indicators and analyze data for tracking implementation on South African education rights case.
November 22, 2017
CESR workshopped with multiple European partners in Riga, Latvia to strengthen national human rights institutes' capacity to increase skills for handling ESCR complaints and monitoring socioeconomic policies. 
November 21, 2017
The Paradise Papers prompt a demand for an international convention ending cross-border tax abuse and financial secrecy. A transnational problem, tackling tax abuse requires a concerted global response.  
November 8, 2017
In a new case study, CESR and the Legal Resources Centre reflect on a joint project piloting the use of the OPERA framework to analyze implementation in a case on the right to education in South Africa.