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.
Accountability left behind in SDG follow-up and review
The UN recently hosted its first review of progress towards the SDGs, but the mechanism's weak mandate and structure risk undermining its effectiveness.Read More »
From Skopje to Geneva: fighting for Roma women's reproductive rights
CESR has been working closely with the Macedonian Health Education and Research Association in its efforts to hold its government to account.Read More »
Spain: Constitutional Court ruling on exclusion of undocumented migrants from health services ignores human rights obligations
Press release: CESR and its partners reiterate that Spain's health reform contravenes international human rights norms and is regressive with regard to the right to health.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 »