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Speaking truth to power
Stark power imbalances are fueling extreme global inequality and cross-movement alliances within civil society are needed to combat the problem.
July 13, 2011
The slow pace of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, revealed in a newly-released UN report, demonstrates the need for a more ambitious and rights-based agenda to end global poverty.
July 3, 2011
In March 1996, CESR and SERAC jointly submitted a legal communication to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.
July 3, 2011
At its 30th Ordinary Session held in Banjul, The Gambia from 13th to 27th October 2001, the African Commission examined the above mentioned communication and found the Federal Republic of Nigeria in violation of Articles 2, 4, 14, 16, 18(... Read More
July 3, 2011
Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development Report, March 2003
June 5, 2011
A coalition of civil society groups urges the UN to implement stronger international protections against corporate human rights abuses.
May 29, 2011
In February 2012, CESR added its signature to those of ANND and CIVICUS in a statement to the Human Rights Council regarding Syria.
May 29, 2011
A joint response to a UN report by civil society organizations, including CESR, stresses accountability within a human rights framework.
May 26, 2011
A new goal to halve the number of least-developed countries by 2022 can only succeed if it is grounded within a genuine framework of human rights.
March 10, 2011
Oil giant Chevron is ordered to pay US$9 billion compensation for the environmental and health impacts of oil contamination in the Amazon. CESR Co-founder Chris Jochnick reflects on the judgment.
March 7, 2011
Women should have access to education, to jobs, to land and to resources, not only because it is good for the economy, but because 'like men' they are entitled to these fundamental rights.