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March 27, 2020
Safeguarding human rights in economic responses to the crisis demands governments finally lay to rest the prevailing dogma of austerity. Economic rescue packages—nationally and globally—must protect the socioeconomic rights of those most... Read More
OPERA Alison Hosie
July 20, 2018
Alison Hosie discusses how OPERA allowed the Scottish Human Rights Commission's diverse group of workshop participants to approach socioeconomic issues from a more human rights-based analytical perspective.  
July 12, 2018
Heba Khalil is a longstanding collaborator with CESR, most recently on the Egypt Social Progress Indicators. She is a PhD student at the University of Illinois and a researcher with the Social Justice Platform (SJP).   
July 3, 2018
Koldo Casla and Imogen Richmond-Bishop discuss using OPERA in a national human rights context and the importance of a human element in rights advocacy work.  
Collins Liko
June 22, 2018
This first blog in our “OPERA Stories” series highlights NGO Hakijamii's use of OPERA, our analytic framework, to support rights-claiming in Kenya. 
June 21, 2018
A sustained and coordinated fight by Spanish civil society and CESR obtained a promise from the new government to repeal a decree that deprived nearly one million the right to health. 
Spain austerity Healthcare
June 21, 2018
Una lucha sostenida y concertada de la sociedad civil española apoyada por CESR y otros actores internacionales ha logrado un compromiso firme del nuevo gobierno de derogar un decreto que privó a casi un millón de personas del derecho a la... Read More
June 8, 2018
A new metric, developed jointly by CESR and its partners in Egypt, offers a more multidimensional view of the socioeconomic situation in Egypt and its human impacts.
June 7, 2018
U.N. poverty expert Philip Alston's report on U.S. poverty reflects CESR concerns about effects of tax cuts on human rights and inequality.  
May 17, 2018
This spring, CESR challenged the IMF to stop supporting harmful fiscal consolidation measures, as in Brazil, Peru, Spain and Egypt,