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.
January 4, 2017
5 December 2016: CESR’s Allison Corkery and Mihir Mankad have travelled to Palestine at the invitation of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights.
January 4, 2017
An end-of-year message from CESR's Executive Director Ignacio Saiz reflecting on the human rights challenges of the "post-truth" world.
January 2, 2017
Concern is growing over the potentially devastating human rights impacts of Brazil’s newly-approved ‘PEC 55’ constitutional amendment, which will freeze public spending at current levels for the next twenty years.
December 8, 2016
Brazil is on the cusp of making a constitutional amendment that will undermine fundamental human rights for generations to come.
November 30, 2016
Press release: Switzerland has received stern recommendations from the UN’s women’s rights treaty-monitoring body over the impacts of its role as a tax haven.
November 22, 2016
CESR Statement: The election of Donald Trump as US president obegs sober reflection on the implications his victory has for human rights in the US and internationally.
October 25, 2016
IBAHRI, FES and CESR are hosting an event on financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of corporate tax regimes in the realization of human rights.
October 5, 2016
Press release: Ugandan civil society representatives are meeting with members of the UN Human Rights Council today to brief them on the human rights situation in the country.
September 30, 2016
Statement: CESR expresses deep concern over the recent verdict, and ongoing crackdown, against human rights defenders and organizations in Egypt.
September 15, 2016
21 September 2016: This Human Rights Council side event will explore whether the UPR is living up to its potential to advance economic, social and cultural rights.