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Desigual y Letal: 5 key actions to recover from the pandemic in Latin America & the Caribbean
Our joint report with Amnesty International shows that to address the impact of the pandemic and prepare for others in the future, it is vital to transform fiscal policies in the region.
Debt Justice Group to IMF: "Defuse Ecuador's Debt Time Bomb!"
A statement on the Progressive International website that was co-drafted by CESR's Allison Corkery, Sergio Chaparro and Ignacio Saiz with partners calls on the IMF to take responsibility for the impact of its disastrous austerity policies on people’s rights.
Austerity is Killing Ecuador. The IMF Must Help End this Disaster
An opinion piece in the Guardian by CESR's Allison Corkery with Andrés Chiriboga-Tejada, Jayati Ghosh, Demba Moussa and Adrian Falco, calls on the IMF to examine the human rights impacts of its loan conditions in Ecuador.
Global Protests Demand Human Rights Actors Tackle Economic Injustice
Ignacio Saiz' submission to OpenGlobalRightsArticulo en español
Austerity and the IMF: An Appeal for Responsibility
CESR and partners issued an urgent appeal to the IMF to halt its support for austerity measures and to assess their human rights impacts. We also brought evidence of austerity's unequal impacts to the recent IMF/World Bank Annual meetings.
Lessons from Ecuador: Challenging Austerity and Human Rights Erosion at the IMF
CESR will be at the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings this week, challenging the IMF’s global role in driving austerity measures that result in the steady erosion of human rights in countries such as Ecuador.
Austerity and Human Rights in Ecuador: An Urgent Appeal to the IMF
Fiscal policy cannot be imposed while ignoring people’s rights, as the Indigenous peoples’ protest movement in Ecuador has shown.
Rulings and realities: ensuring indigenous rights are respected
A recent ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), in the case of The Kichwa People of Sarayaku v. Ecuador, marks an important landmark in the recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights and demonstrates the importance of using regional human rights mechanisms to enforce them..
David vs Goliath in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Oil giant Chevron is ordered to pay US$9 billion compensation for the environmental and health impacts of oil contamination in the Amazon. CESR Co-founder Chris Jochnick reflects on the judgment.
Local justice in Ecuador advances global struggle for corporate accountability
Oil giant Chevron is ordered to pay US$9 billion compensation for the environmental and health impacts of oil contamination in the Amazon.
Ecuador Is First Country to Ratify the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR
New mechanism will ensure that victims of economic rights violations have the right to an effective remedy.
World's largest environmental lawsuit in Ecuador against Chevron
Ecuador's citizens seek redress for oil company's economic and social rights violations.
Chevron wants $500,000 from Nigerian villagers who sought justice in human rights case
Lawyers for the villagers had sought to hold the oil giant responsible for the 1998 shooting and mistreatment of protesters by Nigerian soldiers at an oil rig.
Publications, Reports & Briefings
The Right to Health in Ecuador
In 1999 CESR investigated the impact ofthe petroleum industry on the communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Ecuador Case Study
Case study on the state of economic, social and cultural rights in Ecuador, 1999.
CESR Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child: Consideration of Report by Ecuador
Comments based on the report 'From Needs to Rights: Recognizing the Right to Health in Ecuador'.
Publications, Reports & Briefings
Rights Violations in the Ecuadorian Amazon: The Human Consequences of Oil Development
Rights Violations in the Ecuadorian Amazon: The Human Consequences of Oil Development is a 1994 report examining the role of the government of Ecuador and US oil companies in violating rights to health and a healthy environment.