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.
August 27, 2009
The OECD reports that recent economic growth has benefited the rich much more than the poor.
August 20, 2009
The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold the 2009 Social Forum from 31 August to 2 September.
August 13, 2009
Egypt made its first arrest of someone to violate its complete ban of female genital mutiliation/cutting (FGM/C), Al Arabiya reports.
August 12, 2009
The launch lecture on 1 September 2009 of UNCTAD's 2009 Trade and Development Report will feature "Responding to the Global Crisis and "Climate Change Mitigation and Development".
Input needed for UN Secretary General report on economic crisis and its impact on the world's most vulnerable people
August 9, 2009
The G20 has requested a comprehensive report from the UN Secretary General on the impact the global financial crisis has had and is having on the poor and most vulnerable around the world.
August 4, 2009
The NGO Coalition for an Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR) has launched a petition in support of the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR
August 3, 2009
The recently released "Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Implementation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights" presents concepts related to implementing and monitoring economic, social and cultural rights.
Exploring the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
July 22, 2009
Human rights journal publishes special issue about new rights of individuals or groups to have violations of their rights heard by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
July 16, 2009
Appointment comes at a time when the defense of economic, social and cultural rights is more crucial than ever because of the global economic crisis.
June 23, 2009
At the start of the UN General Assembly's conference on the economic crisis, CESR urged world leaders to sieze the opportunity to put human rights at the centre of its global responses.