Human Rights in Tax Policy
Taxation is a crucial instrument for the realization of human rights, not just to provide the necessary resources, but also to tackle inequalities and to ensure governments are accountable to their people.
National Human Rights Institutions
Despite being in a unique position to advance economic and social rights, NHRIs have traditionally been less active in this area. CESR offers innovative methodological tools to help NHRIs deliver robust monitoring of economic and social rights compliance.
Sustainable Development Goals
Will the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development succeed where the Millennium Development Goals fell short? Much will depend on the question of accountability.
Putting the spotlight on inequality at SDG review summit
Blog: inequality takes center stage at UN, as High-Level Political Forum promises to 'leave noone behind' in SDGs.Read More »
Will accountability be left behind at SDG review forum?
As the High-Level Political Forum convenes to review progress on the SDGs, CESR's Kate Donald and Lena Kahler ask whether the new agenda will succeed in “leaving no one behind”.Read More »
UN calls UK to account over impact of unjust tax laws
A UN human rights body has urged the UK to address its human rights responsibilities for allowing and facilitating cross-border tax abuse.Read More »
Side event: Leaving No One Behind - A Human Rights Approach to Combating Inequalities and Discrimination
Save the date: This High-Level Political Forum side event will explore the role human rights must play in putting equality and non-discrimination at the heart of Agenda 2030 implementation.Read More »
Redistributing unpaid care work: why tax matters for women’s rights
Briefing: A new policy briefing produced by the Institute for Development Studies and CESR outlines why it is so important to consider women’s human rights and unpaid care work when designing tax ...Read More »
Switzerland's financial secrecy brought under human rights spotlight
UN submission: A coalition of civil society organizations has called on CEDAW to examine the extra-territorial impacts of Switzerland’s financial legislation on women’s rights.Read More »
20 Years of Economic and Social Rights Advocacy
Leading figures from the world of human rights reflect on progress in the field, and CESR's contribution, since the 1993 Vienna Declaration and Program of Action. This video complements the new report '20 Years of Economic and Social Rights Advocacy'.Go to video page »