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.
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.
June 2, 2009
The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is currently in the middle of its 51st session, at which Bangladesh presented its third and fourth consolidated report.
June 1, 2009
The 11th session of the Human Rights Council opened today in Geneva. Lasting from 2-19 June 2009, the session will assess the human rights situation is various countries.
May 25, 2009
CESR's statement at UNCTAD's Public Symposium on the global economic crisis and development stressed the need for a human rights framework.
May 13, 2009
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is organizing a public symposium "The Global Economic Crisis and Development - the way forward" on 18-19 May 2009.
May 12, 2009
Cambodia's ambassador to the UN appeared before the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) on 11-12 May 2009.
May 12, 2009
Y el racismo institucional fomenta el racismo social contra los inmigrantes en España tanto como en la Unión Europea.
May 10, 2009
Four residents from Belfast, Northern Ireland are among hundreds of people from across the globe that have traveled to the UN in Geneva this week.