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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.
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.
Jorge Santos looks forward to next Sunday's presidential elections and voices concerns over what the outcome may mean for normal people.
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.
The slow pace of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, revealed in a newly-released UN report, demonstrates the need for a more ambitious and rights-based agenda to end global poverty.
At its 30th Ordinary Session held in Banjul, The Gambia from 13th to 27th October 2001, the African Commission examined the above mentioned communication and found the Federal Republic of Nigeria in violation of Articles 2, 4, 14, 16, 18(1), 21 and 24 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights.
In March 1996, CESR and SERAC jointly submitted a legal communication to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.
A coalition of civil society groups urges the UN to implement stronger international protections against corporate human rights abuses.
In February 2012, CESR added its signature to those of ANND and CIVICUS in a statement to the Human Rights Council regarding Syria.
Civil society groups call on UN Secretary-General to promote accountability on women's and children's health
A joint response to a UN report by civil society organizations, including CESR, stresses accountability within a human rights framework.
A new goal to halve the number of least-developed countries by 2022 can only succeed if it is grounded within a genuine framework of human rights.
Oil giant Chevron is ordered to pay US$9 billion compensation for the environmental and health impacts of oil contamination in the Amazon.
New UN agency will direct UN activities on gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.
In September 2010, immediately following the UN MDG review summit, CESR joined forces with Realizing Rights to reflect on longer-term strategies for transforming the dominant development paradigm through human rights advocacy. Post-MDG 2010 review summit meeting organized by Realizing Rights and CESR
Crackdown campaign betrays an apparent attempt to stifle the flow of information, silence independent reporting and to eliminate potential witnesses to further government repressions that may occur in the coming days.
NGOs respond to a new UN framework on business and human rights.
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.
Should Ireland cut the protection of economic and social rights to finance this deficit? And who is bearing the burden of these cuts?
As countries converge on Cancun this week for the 2010 UN Climate Change Conference, can it deliver what Copenhagen could not? Including human rights can help bring climate justice to the center of negotiations.
As the G20 convenes this week in Seoul, will the world's most powerful leaders take their human rights obligations into consideration as they convene to discuss the global economy?
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"
CESR and its partners welcomed UNESCO's decision today to suspend, indefinitely, the prize funded by and named after President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea.
MDG 8 sets a wide range of targets on trade, aid, debt and increasing access to new technologies and essential medicines. However, a review of progress on consolidating a global partnership reveals worrying trends about rich countries' commitment to the attainment of the MDGs.