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After a complaint submitted by CESR and allies, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) called out Germany, Switzerland, the UK, and the US for violating international law and replicating colonial hierarchies by blocking access to COVID vaccine and treatment technologies.
The Going Against the Grain conference focused on local grassroots initiatives that use human rights as a practical tool to actively take on vested interests and advance economic democracy.
27 February: Niko Lusiani discusses the link between U.S. tax reforms and human rights deprivations on Tax Justice Network's latest podcast.
Media: Human rights expert writes that CESR stands out when citing tax havens as a drain on available resources that could provide adequate economic and social rights.
The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights undertook a revealing fact-finding mission to the USA.
Media: CESR's Niko Lusiani writes in FACTCoalition about CESR bringing the human rights costs of the proposed U.S. tax cuts to the attention of leading UN human rights official Philip Alston now investigating poverty in the country.
CESR's Niko Lusiani writes in FACTCoalition about CESR bringing the human rights costs of the proposed U.S. tax cuts to the attention of leading UN human rights official Philip Alston now investigating poverty in the country.
CESR raises concerns about US tax bill before UN human rights and poverty expert visiting the country
6 December: CESR Statement: As U.S. Congress considers drastically altering its tax code, CESR presented human rights costs of proposed cuts to the attention of visiting UN human rights and poverty official.
Fiscal Impoverishment in the United States: Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Poverty and Human Rights
CESR’s formal submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, ahead of his official visit to the United States. The submission warns that the proposed tax plans will only deepen poverty and inequality within the U.S., while also enabling transnational tax abuse and therefore undermining the ability of countries around the world to invest in human rights.
CESR statement: The tax marches held across and beyond the US on April 15 were an opportunity to focus on the alarming implications of proposed US tax reforms.
The obligation of every government is to protect, respect, and fulfill economic and social rights. Watch CESR's comments and those of our allies about the United States' responsibilities.
The US government presents its human rights record to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Call Comes as the United States Appears Before the United Nations to Report on Human Rights Compliance.
November 5 in Geneva: "Building Foundations for Freedom from Want in the Land of Plenty"
The income gap between whites and blacks more than quadrupled between 1984 and 2007, and a quarter of black families have no assets at all.
Successive governments have seen health, education, housing and other social goods as market commodities rather than as rights which the state has the duty to respect, protect and fulfill.
Despite being the world's wealthiest economy, the United States has one the poorest records of economic and social rights achievement of all high-income countries, a new CESR analysis shows.
This report, from June 2004, presents ten categories of US violations of the laws of occupation.
CESR has focused on efforts to improve educational standards in New York City public schools by bringing a human rights perspective to education issues.
This preliminary report examines violations of women workers' human rights in the Choe factories in New York City.