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April 5, 2021
Wealthy countries and their pharmaceutical companies have shown themselves too selfish to be politely persuaded to show solidarity with those on the other side of the vaccine divide. It’s time to deploy a fuller arsenal of tools to compel... Read More
October 14, 2020
Joshua Castellino from Minority Rights Group discusses the impact COVID-19 has had on minorities by reinforcing inequalities, while also providing a way to shift these paradigms going forward.   
September 25, 2020
The Fight for Human Rights in the Context of COVID-19: a tough ride for Brazilian civil society organizations. Guest blog by Livi Gerbase, policy advisor at the Instituto de Estudos Socioeconômicos (INESC).  
September 9, 2020
Angella Nabwowe Kasule, of Uganda's Initiative for Social and Economic Rights, calls on the Ugandan government to allocate enough funding for rights-affirming public services.  
September 3, 2020
Dejusticia's Alejandro Rodríguez Llach discusses the need for more comprehensive, rights-affirming income protections for Colombia's most vulnerable citizens, post-COVID.
August 18, 2020
Carilee Osborne and Pamela Choga of the Institute for Economic Justice discuss the South African government's inadequate response to COVID-19 and argue for a fundamental economic transformation that ensures human rights.     
July 31, 2020
Alison Hosie, of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, argues for using human rights principles to shape the Scottish budgetary process, in order to "build back better."
July 24, 2020
Julieta Izcurdia of ACIJ argues for centering the rights of groups that suffer the most under COVID and for a fairer tax system in the long term.
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July 14, 2020
Grazielle David, of the Fiscal Justice Network of Latin America and the Caribbean, discusses Brazilian civil society's efforts to create fiscal space for rights funding in the face of longstanding austerity and the federal government's... Read More
April 16, 2020
As CESR takes stock of the implications of the pandemic for its longer-term organizational strategy, we reflect on the challenges and opportunities the crisis presents to leveraging human rights more effectively in struggles for economic... Read More
March 27, 2020
Safeguarding human rights in economic responses to the COVID-19 crisis demands governments finally lay to rest the prevailing dogma of austerity.