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Statement: CESR responds to the recent report delivered by the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda, which will feed into the design of the future development framework.
Two events at the UN headquarters in New York present findings from global consultations on the post-2015 agenda and launch a new publication on the role accountability must play in the framework.
The United Nations expert body on gender discrimination has called on Angola to address the poor protection of maternal health and reproductive rights in the country.
UN consultation: Human rights concerns have been highlighted extensively in a new United Nations consultation report on the form and content of a future development framework.
The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will enter into force on May 5, after Uruguay became the tenth country to ratify.
Side event: On Friday February 8, CESR Executive Director Ignacio Saiz will join leading figures from the spheres of human rights and diplomacy for a panel event at the UN headquarters in New York.
CESR event: The Center is hosting a panel event on Monday 4 February in New York University which will explore progress in field of economic and social rights since the Vienna Declaration.
UN consultation: CESR has contributed to an online consultation organized by the United Nations High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
A task force of human rights organizations and networks, including CESR, has launched a new website devoted to highlighting the impacts of poor financial regulation on human rights around the world.
Press release: New website to expose financial sector abuses launched on International Human Rights Day
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has issued a letter calling for human rights to be properly integrated into future development plans.
In a four-part analysis article, CESR Research Consultant Rick Rowden explores the increasing pressure for social accountability in the economic and financial spheres. (part 1)
In a four-part analysis article, CESR Research Consultant Rick Rowden explores the increasing pressure for social accountability in the economic and financial spheres. (part 3)
In a four-part analysis article, CESR Research Consultant Rick Rowden explores the increasing pressure for social accountability in the economic and financial spheres. (part 2)
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..
News articles: CESR is helping NHRIs address is how to produce stronger and more methodologically rigorous monitoring of governments??? compliance with their obligation to fulfil economic, social and cultural rights.
In order to hold governments to account for their obligation to fulfill economic, social and cultural rights (ESC rights), advocates and activists need practical tools to monitor their conduct, evaluating it against multifaceted principles such as progressive realization, minimum core obligations, maximum available resources and non-discrimination
When the Millennium Development Goals were agreed nearly 13 years ago, the international community pledged to ensure women everywhere were provided with reproductive health services by 2015.
In the first week of September Montreal played host to a milestone convergence of hundreds of civil society actors from all over the world, as the CIVICUS World Assembly was staged in the Canadian city.
The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has echoed civil society demands in questioning the cuts made to social spending in response to the crisis.
In May 2012 the KNCHR released the findings of its national public inquiry into sexual and reproductive health.
Joint letter: CESR has joined Irish civil society in calling for public participation and the inclusion of ESCR in the forthcoming constitutional convention.
Joint letter: CESR has joined a coalition of 20 other human rights and social justice organizations in calling for bold leadership on the much-needed financial transactions tax.
News article: The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) has issued an open letter urging governments to prioritize human rights in times of economic crisis.
Joint letter: CESR has joined a letter to European leaders calling on them to make the Financial Transactions Tax a reality and to make sure the proceeds it generates are used to help the most vulnerable.
CESR Executive Director Ignacio Saiz unpacks the human rights issues at stake in this week's referendum in Ireland on the EU Fiscal Compact.