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The Initiative for Human Rights Principles and Guidelines in Fiscal Policy in Latin America is demanding radical changes to the rules of global taxation in order to stop tax avoidance and the race to the bottom in corporate tax rates. 
December 14, 2010
The obligation of every government is to protect, respect, and fulfill economic and social rights. Watch CESR's comments and those of our allies about the United States' responsibilities.
December 12, 2010
Should Ireland cut the protection of economic and social rights to finance this deficit? And who is bearing the burden of these cuts?
November 29, 2010
As countries converge on Cancun this week for the 2010 UN Climate Change Conference, can it deliver what Copenhagen could not? Including human rights can help bring climate justice to the center of negotiations.
November 11, 2010
As the G20 convenes this week in Seoul, will the world's most powerful leaders take their human rights obligations into consideration as they convene to discuss the global economy?
November 9, 2010
Call comes as the United Nations issues 228 recommendations to the United States on human rights improvement.
November 2, 2010
Call Comes as the United States Appears Before the United Nations to Report on Human Rights Compliance.
October 24, 2010
November 5 in Geneva: "Building Foundations for Freedom from Want in the Land of Plenty"
October 20, 2010
CESR and its partners welcomed UNESCO's decision today to suspend, indefinitely, the prize funded by and named after President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea.
September 22, 2010
CESR and allies welcome Spain's ratification of the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR.
September 16, 2010
Top independent human rights experts call on world leaders attending next week's UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals "to be guided by human rights."