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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.
February 16, 2011
Oil giant Chevron is ordered to pay US$9 billion compensation for the environmental and health impacts of oil contamination in the Amazon.
February 14, 2011
New UN agency will direct UN activities on gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.
February 13, 2011
In September 2010, immediately following the UN MDG review summit, CESR joined forces with Realizing Rights to reflect on longer-term strategies for transforming the dominant development paradigm through human rights advocacy. Post-MDG... Read More
February 3, 2011
NGOs respond to a new UN framework on business and human rights.
February 3, 2011
Disparities between youth and adults, and between men and women, especially in health, education and labor rights, reveal much.
February 3, 2011
Crackdown campaign betrays an apparent attempt to stifle the flow of information, silence independent reporting and to eliminate potential witnesses to further government repressions that may occur in the coming days.
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?