Blog | September 25, 2020
Confronting COVID: How Civil Society is Responding Across Countries | Brazil

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).

Blog | July 14, 2020
Confronting COVID: How Civil Society is Responding Across Countries | Brazil

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 lack of coordinated responses to the pandemic.

News and Events | May 15, 2020
CESR Joins Judicial Action Against Devastating Brazilian Spending Freeze

CESR is supporting a coalition of 192 Brazilian civil society organizations and social justice groups as they file a judicial action against Brazil’s expenditure cap, which has had grievous effects on the wellbeing of many of Brazil’s citizens, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video | February 23, 2018
Brazil: Human Rights in Times of Austerity

This video illustrates that advances in tackling poverty and human rights deprivations in Brazil are at risk from a series of harmful and severe austerity measures put in place by the government starting in 2015.

News and Events | January 23, 2018
"Human Rights in Times of Austerity" covered in thirty Brazilian publications and websites

Media: New factsheet "Human Rights in Times of Austerity" received coverage from at least thirty Brazilian publications and websites in the past month.

News and Events | December 14, 2017
Brazil's austerity cap stunting rights to food, health and education

Press release: CESR and partners present new empirical findings on austerity’s severe impact on food security, health and education in Brazil.

Publications | December 13, 2017
Brazil's Human Rights Advances Imperiled by Austerity Measures

Human rights advances in Brazil are at risk from the government's severe austerity measures.

Publications | October 3, 2017
The IMF, Gender Equality and Expenditure Policy

New briefing on the IMF's fluctuating positions on austerity as it impacts women.

News and Events | January 2, 2017
Brazil: fiscal austerity freeze ‘lacks all compassion’

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.

News and Events | December 8, 2016
Brazil: Social rights under siege

Brazil is on the cusp of making a constitutional amendment that will undermine fundamental human rights for generations to come.

Publications, Reports & Briefings, Submissions | January 20, 2016
Fiscal policy and human rights in the Americas

For the first time, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has played host to a thematic hearing specifically focused on fiscal policy and human rights.