UN Committee interrogates harmful austerity policies in South Africa after receiving compelling evidence from civil society groups
UN Committee on ESCR grilled the South African government delegation on healthcare and education cuts, regressive tax changes and rampant corruption at country’s first review.
May 25, 2018
Statement: Unjust fiscal policy measures adopted by some Latin American countries have stripped basic social protections from their populations, exacerbating social and economic rights deficits and provoking unrest.
May 16, 2018
Media: Preventing another “lost decade” will require us to see human rights values not as merely collateral damage of economic policy, but as cogent and universal norms actively guiding tough fiscal dilemmas in the public’s interest.
Políticas Fiscales y Garantía de los Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales en América Latina: Argentina, Brasil, Colombia y Perú
May 10, 2018
Declaración: Informe y audiencia temática en la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos.
Fiscal Policies and the Safeguarding of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru
May 10, 2018
Statement: CESR and regional partners at the IACHR this week are voicing concern that the majority of Latin American countries have not used fiscal policy in the fight against poverty, inequality and human rights violations.
May 2, 2018
Media: IHRB blog post by Salil Tripathi in response to Samuel Moyne points out CESR as an organization with a track record of using human rights to campaign for distributional fairness.
April 25, 2018
Media: Kate Donald and Silke Staab's submission to Open Global Rights on the importance of linking the SDGs to human rights to advance gender equality.
April 10, 2018
Press release: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights calls for a more redistributive fiscal system that addresses rising economic and social inequalities
CESR and Spanish partners brief UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Geneva on a decade of austerity in Spain
March 21, 2018
Press release: CESR and 35 Spanish organizations denounce government for failing to fulfill obligations guaranteeing economic, social and cultural rights.
January 23, 2018
Media: New factsheet "Human Rights in Times of Austerity" received coverage from at least thirty Brazilian publications and websites in the past month.
January 12, 2018
Media: Human rights expert writes that CESR stands out when citing tax havens as a drain on available resources that could provide adequate economic and social rights.