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The government delegation to the UPR formally accepted 148 of the 226 recommendations.
13-24 March 2017: The CESR team participated in various events at the Commission on the Status of Women to underline that tax justice must be a central pillar of efforts to tackle women’s marginalization.
7 March 2017: CESR is bringing a fiscal focus to International Women's Day by energetically supporting the Global Days of Action on Tax Justice for Women’s Rights.
CESR and its partners have taken Switzerland to task before the UN for the harmful impact of its role as a tax haven on women’s rights.
The country faced some tough questions over the shortcomings of its development policies when it came before the Human Rights Council last month.
5 December 2016: CESR’s Allison Corkery and Mihir Mankad have travelled to Palestine at the invitation of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights.
Concern is growing over the potentially devastating human rights impacts of Brazil’s newly-approved ‘PEC 55’ constitutional amendment, which will freeze public spending at current levels for the next twenty years.
Statement: CESR expresses deep concern over the recent verdict, and ongoing crackdown, against human rights defenders and organizations in Egypt.
The UN recently hosted its first review of progress towards the SDGs, but the mechanism's weak mandate and structure risk undermining its effectiveness.
Spain: Constitutional Court ruling on health service exclusion of undocumented migrants ignores human rights
Press release: CESR and its partners reiterate that Spain's health reform contravenes international human rights norms.
In the wake of the 'Panama Papers' scandal, the threat to human rights represented by international tax abuse has been thrown into stark relief.
Invitation to a groundbreaking dialogue at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Human rights can help confront economic inequality, but four key challenges must be overcome, argue CESR's Ignacio Saiz and Gaby Oré Aguilar in openGlobalRights.
In late October, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) held its first thematic hearing on fiscal policy and human rights.
Statement: CESR responds to Agenda 2030, the new sustainable development goals for the next 15 years adopted by member states at the United Nations.
Joint declaration: As world leaders meet in Addis Ababa, over 600 civil society organizations call for a stronger agreement on post-2015 financing for development.
Press release: As Spain appears before the Human Rights Council, CESR and its partners affirm access to health care is still not guaranteed to migrants in the country.
On Thursday 25 June, CESR and its partners will hold a side event at UN headquarters examining the role of the private sector in post-2015 accountability.
Joint declaration: The Global Week of Action for Tax Justice has culminated in the release of the Lima Declaration on Tax Justice and Human Rights.
How can the Universal Periodic Review strengthen the realization of economic, social and cultural rights?
Side event: On 17 June, CESR and Amnesty International will hold an event in Geneva to discuss how the UPR can better address inequality and disadvantage around the world.