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A golden opportunity for fiscal justice: CESR welcomes Colombia’s announcement of Latin America’s first global tax summit
We welcome Colombia's announcement of the first ever Ministerial tax summit for the Latin American and Caribbean region.
Amidst multiple crises, we’re bigger than the sum of our parts
An end-of-year message from our Executive Director.
Taking a critical look at the OECD Global Tax Agreement through a human rights lens
CESR participated in a two-day workshop in Tunis on the OECD’s Global Tax Agreement, hosted by the Tunisian Observatory of the Economy and Tax Justice Network Africa.
CESR and partners call for an end to unfair tax exemptions in Argentina
A statement signed by 17 organizations asks Congress to change tax exemptions.
Using Decoding Injustice to map rights priorities across SWANA
Participants from 7 countries were at the skill-sharing sessions led by CESR.
Call to Chile and Colombia to promote a new fiscal pact for Latin America and the Caribbean
In this joint statement, CESR and allies call on the governments of Chile and Colombia to lead the way towards fiscal justice in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Demystifying 'Debt Justice and Sustainability' through a Rights-Based Economy Lens
CESR met with partners in Kenya to strategize around advancing debt justice around the world.
Join the 2nd Fiscal Justice & Human Rights Week!
Dialogues and workshops on taxes, budgets, and their links to human rights will take place on August 1-8 at the event series co-organized by CESR and allies.
Introducing our new Executive Director
After a thorough search process, our Board has appointed respected human rights lawyer Meghna Abraham as our new ED.
Help us draw the blueprint for a Rights-Based Economy
We're starting a collaboration and learning process, with the aim to gather ideas, critiques, stories and proposals to bring to life the bold and ambitious vision of the Rights-Based Economy.
CESR calls for intersectional climate justice which is rights-aligned and anti-racist
In the submission, we focused on reforms to global economic governance and the link between resource generation and the capacity to respond to climate change and its racially disparate impacts.
United Nations addresses the WTO on vaccines & racism after request from CESR and partners
The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism called upon States to use all tools at their disposal to bring an end to vaccine inequity and its racially disparate impacts.
Latin America: CESR course on budgets and human rights
Registration is open for CESR's course "Sin recursos no hay derechos" at the Latin American "School for Activists", organized by our partners ACIJ, Namati & Red de Empoderamiento Jurídico.
CESR and partners call for human rights-aligned global tax reforms
CESR and partners responded to the call for inputs by the UN Independent Expert on Foreign Debt with a joint submission that points to the extra-territorial obligations of Global North states on tax governance.
Argentina: CESR highlights human rights implications of sovereign debt
Ahead of the visit to Argentina of the UN Independent Expert on foreign debt, CESR shared insights on how the human rights framework should guide reforms and analysis of the debt crisis in the country.
Data for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
CESR contributes to collective position on data and economic, social and cultural rights.
CESR advocates for rights-based recovery from pandemic
CESR strategized with ESCR-net allies on how human rights law can guide a just recovery from COVID-19
Fighting back against pandemic austerity
Our team joined a research-based conversation, organized by DAWN, and explored the links between the Rights-Based Economy and a feminist recovery from COVID.
UN: Countries blocking the TRIPS waiver guilty of racial discrimination
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.
Exploring the links between sovereign debt and human rights in Latin America
The Initiative for Human Rights in Fiscal Policy held a workshop on Argentina’s public debt and its relationship to human rights.
A farewell note of thanks and hope
Our leaving Executive Director Ignacio Saiz says goodbye to the CESR community with a parting note.
CESR calls for a Rights-Based Economy at CSW66
CESR’s team advocated for systemic economic transformations at the world’s largest gathering on women's rights.
A11 and CESR Prompt UN Committee to Scrutinize Austerity Measures in Serbia
A joint report illustrates how the austerity measures introduced by Serbia since 2014 violate the State’s human rights obligations.
CESR and partners follow up on South Africa’s CESCR review
Our team and allies have been closely following the implementation of recommendations by the UN on economic, social, and cultural rights.
CESR Co-Organizes Strategic Meeting of Indigenous Leaders From Peru and Colombia
At the event, we highlighted how the Principles for Human Rights in Fiscal Policies can aid the claims of indigenous peoples.
COVID economic recovery: can Europe's National Human Rights Institutions play a bigger role?
Our Director of Strategy and Learning, Allison Corkery, presented at a training workshop on how national human rights institutions can monitor States' responses to COVID-19.
Global Civil Society Petitions UN to Investigate Discrimination in Vaccine Roll-Out
A broad coalition of public health experts, human rights law groups, and organizations -including CESR- have taken legal action against the US, UK, Germany, Norway, and Switzerland due to an inequitable and racially discriminatory rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
An announcement from our Executive Director, Ignacio Saiz
After 12 successful years as our Executive Director, Ignacio Saiz is stepping down from his role at the end of March 2022. Read his announcement here.