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News and Events | May 23, 2012
Naciones Unidas pide al Gobierno español 'revisar' las medidas de austeridad

Nota de prensa: El Comité de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales de la ONU se hace eco de las demandas de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil y cuestiona los recortes sociales.

News and Events | May 20, 2012
A Bottom-Up Approach To Righting Financial Regulation

CESR has joined the Steering Committee of the Righting Financial Regulation project, a new coalition seeking to confront the human rights implications of the global economic crisis.

News and Events | May 13, 2012
UN rights experts join calls for FTT as Global Week of Action gets underway

News: A group of UN human rights experts today released a statement, produced in close collaboration with CESR, echoing the growing calls for a global financial transactions tax.

News and Events | May 10, 2012
Taking Spain's austerity measures to task at the UN

UN submission: As Spain appeared before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for the first time in eight years, CESR has presented two new documents in Geneva.

News and Events | May 6, 2012
Social rights; the other deficit

Op-ed Article: To whom is the Spanish state ultimately accountable, the markets or the citizenry? This article by CESR Program Director Gaby Oré was published in El País on 7 May 2012.

News and Events | April 1, 2012
Challenges for social rights litigation in Spain

Unnecessarily retrogressive expenditure cuts deployed by governments in the face of the economic crisis are exacting a devastating toll on ESCR.

News and Events | March 29, 2012
Extra-territorial obligations: human rights beyond borders

CESR firmly believes that the ultimate realization of economic and social rights depends on cooperating beyond national frontiers. To this end, the Center has joined group of distinguished international experts to adopt the Maastricht Principles on Extra-Territorial Obligations (ETOs) of States in the area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

News and Events | March 29, 2012
A recovery for all? Holding Ireland's government to account

Despite repeatedly affirming its commitments to human rights, Ireland's recovery stragey has severely undermined the wellbeing of ordinary people.

News and Events | March 29, 2012
OPERA takes stage at monitoring seminar

On 22 and 23 March, CESR hosted a seminar in Madrid entitled New Horizons in Economic and Social Rights Monitoring. The event brought together over 50 human rights and development practitioners to tackle particular challenges of monitoring compliance with this area of human rights.

News and Events | March 29, 2012
CESR joins Beyond-2015 Executive Committee

CESR is delighted to report that it is joining the Executive Committee of Beyond-2015, the civil society network pushing for a more effective successor framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals when their deadline expires in a few years time.

News and Events | March 19, 2012
UN experts appeal for accountability in Rio+20 goals

News: A group of 22 UN independent human rights experts have called on States to incorporate international human rights norms, with strong accountability mechanisms, into the Rio+20 sustainable development goals.

News and Events | March 14, 2012
Seminar: New Horizons in Economic and Social Rights Monitoring

CESR has staged a major two-day seminar on economic and social rights monitoring in the Spanish capital Madrid.

News and Events | March 12, 2012
CESR joins call to action on right to safe water

News: CESR, together with 40 other national and international NGOs, is calling on representatives at the World Water Forum (WWF) to unequivocally support the right to safe water and sanitation.

News and Events | March 8, 2012
Rural women take center-stage at major UN meeting

The criticial importance of empowering rural women, for the sake of both protecting their rights and promoting development, has been reaffirmed at the 56th Commission on the Status of Women.

News and Events | March 1, 2012
20 states sign new 'OP' on children's rights

News: A diverse group of nations, ranging from Germany and Brazil to Mali, Morocco and Montenegro, have become the first signatories of a new UN mechanism designed to protect children's rights.

News and Events | February 5, 2012
Austerity and retrogression: Have governments got the right?

As a fiscal compact among European leaders furthers prejudice against ESCR, CESR joins an open letter to Spain's Prime Minister.

News and Events | December 18, 2011
Placing human rights at the heart of development

Over the past 12 months some modest but critical headway has been made in efforts to bring human rights centre stage in the discourse of global development.

News and Events | December 15, 2011
A trail of hope from Geneva to Equatorial Guinea: using the UPR for national level impact

CESR is providing support to Equatoguinean human rights defenders eager to make use of the UPR.

News and Events | November 30, 2011
Busan: mutual accountability isn't a one-way relationship

Although 'mutual accountability' is on everyone's lips at the 4th High-level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, all signs are that poor performance in meeting previous aid commitments will continue.

News and Events | November 19, 2011
UNESCO suspende el premio del dictador tras una protesta global

CESR en colaboración con otras organizaciones dan la bienvenida a la decisión tomada el día de hoy por UNESCO relativa a suspender, indefinidamente, el premio nombrado y financiado por el Presidente Obiang de Guinea Ecuatorial

News and Events | November 17, 2011
Elections in Spain: tough choices for tough times

As voters head to the polls amidst the worst economic crisis in recent history, Ignacio Saiz warns that democracy without social rights risks becoming a 'dictatorship of the markets'.

News and Events | November 16, 2011
Getting the process right for the world we want

As the UN General Assembly meets to discuss the post-2015 development framework, CESR Chairperson Alicia Yamin and board member Sakiko Fukuda-Parr highlight the importance of designing effective, participative procedures in order to create a better future for all the world's people.

News and Events | November 14, 2011
CESR co-hosts expert consultation on the future of the MDGs

An expert consultation was convened in Geneva on November 2-3, 2011 to discuss lessons learnt from the accountability gaps in the MDG framework, as well as how human rights can help narrow these deficits in a future post-2015 international development agenda.

News and Events | November 2, 2011
CESR joins call for G-20 leaders to embed human rights in decisions

CESR has come together with 185 other civil society organizations from around the world to remind decision-makers at the G-20 summit in Cannes that human rights must be a key consideration in both their discussions and any commitments undertaken

News and Events | October 16, 2011
Civil Society demands 'better aid' on International Day for Eradication of Poverty

The Global Call to Action Against Poverty, of which CESR is a member, has joined forces with BetterAid and the Open Forum for CSO Effectiveness to launch a new initiative entitled 'Better Aid for the World We Want'.

News and Events | October 12, 2011
States Call on Syria to Uphold the Human Rights

Following Syria's review at the 12th session of the UPR, CESR and its partner ANND urge Syria to adopt the recommendations.

News and Events | September 26, 2011
Press release: UNESCO Must Stop Discredited Prize

CESR has joined forces with eight other human rights organizations to confront moves to resurrect the discredited UNESCO-Obiang Science Prize. The government of Equatorial Guinea is hoping to bring back the award honouring dictator Teodoro Obiang, which was suspended last year.

News and Events | September 19, 2011
Supporting Equatorial Guinea's embattled rights defenders

Despite spectacular rates of growth, the majority of Equatorial Guinea's population continues to live in poverty. On Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 September CESR joined forces with EG Justice and several Equatoguinean NGOs to stage a capacity-building workshop in Madrid.

News and Events | September 5, 2011
Elections in Guatemala: condemned to repeat history?

Jorge Santos looks forward to next Sunday's presidential elections and voices concerns over what the outcome may mean for normal people.

News and Events | July 25, 2011
CESR signs civil society letter to UN Secretary General calling for dialogue on post-2015 development framework

CESR has joined the Beyond-2015 campaign's letter addressing the UN Secretary General.

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