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Center for Economic and Social Rights Confirms Ignacio Saiz as Executive Director
Appointment comes at a time when the defense of economic, social and cultural rights is more crucial than ever because of the global economic crisis.
Economic Crisis and Human Rights
At the start of the UN General Assembly's conference on the economic crisis, CESR urged world leaders to sieze the opportunity to put human rights at the centre of its global responses.
Bangladesh questioned on respect, protection and fulfillment of children's rights
The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is currently in the middle of its 51st session, at which Bangladesh presented its third and fourth consolidated report.
The 11th session of the Human Rights Council begins
The 11th session of the Human Rights Council opened today in Geneva. Lasting from 2-19 June 2009, the session will assess the human rights situation is various countries.
Human rights an essential framework for tackling the global economic crisis
CESR's statement at UNCTAD's Public Symposium on the global economic crisis and development stressed the need for a human rights framework.
The Global Economic Crisis and Development - the way forward
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is organizing a public symposium "The Global Economic Crisis and Development - the way forward" on 18-19 May 2009.
SOS Racismo: "La crisis económica y financiera global provoca un aumento del racismo institucional"
Y el racismo institucional fomenta el racismo social contra los inmigrantes en España tanto como en la Unión Europea.
Cambodia is questioned by UN on economic and social rights record
Cambodia's ambassador to the UN appeared before the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) on 11-12 May 2009.
North Belfast Goes to the United Nations
Four residents from Belfast, Northern Ireland are among hundreds of people from across the globe that have traveled to the UN in Geneva this week.
Public health policies suffering from effects of global financial crisis
Director-General of the WHO urges continued support for public health, pursued for its own sake as a basic human right.
Accessing education as a human right
The United Nations Independent Expert on Minority Issues addresses the human right of equal access to quality education.
Ogoni 9 trial against Shell to begin April 27 in New York
The case related to killing of the 'Ogoni 9' and other serious human rights abuses committed in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria in 1995 will begin in April after years of litigation.
Chevron wants $500,000 from Nigerian villagers who sought justice in human rights case
Lawyers for the villagers had sought to hold the oil giant responsible for the 1998 shooting and mistreatment of protesters by Nigerian soldiers at an oil rig.
What is the new U.N. optional protocol on economic, social and cultural rights?
Forty-two years after a similar mechanism was adopted for civil and political rights, those who suffer from violations of their economic, social and cultural rights are finally given equal status.
New Human Rights Report to Be Presented at Loya Jirga
CESR is today releasing a report, Human Rights and Reconstruction in Afghanistan, about the growing human rights crisis in Afghanistan
CESR Statement on Peru before the Committee on ESCR
This statement on Peru was made to the Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights at the UN in April, 1997.
CESR Highlights the Importance of Human Rights to Combat Illicit Financial Flows
The Principles for Human Rights in Fiscal Policy were presented at the 4th Conference on the Right to Development & Illicit Financial Flows from Africa.
CESR Highlights Economic Alternatives At UN Forum on Sustainable Development
During July 2021, CESR undertook a number of advocacy activities as part of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).