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Engendering fiscal policy: Days of action demand tax justice for women
Over the past fortnight since International Women’s Day, CESR has been engaging actively in the Global Days of Action on Tax Justice for Women’s Rights.
Defending dignity, from the Asia-Pacific to Uganda
CESR's recent collaborations with human rights defenders in Uganda and our partnership with the Asia-Pacific Forum are bearing fruit.
Uganda: Commitments to socio-economic reform must be followed up with resources and action
The government delegation to the UPR formally accepted 148 of the 226 recommendations.
Taking a stand on tax justice for women's rights at the CSW
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.
Fiscal feminism: fighting for women’s rights through tax justice
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.
Supporting rights defenders in the Asia-Pacific
Manila workshop participants honed their skills in collecting and analyzing primary and secondary data, and interpreting economic and budgetary information.
Switzerland held to account for cost of tax abuse on 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.
Uganda’s rights shortfalls highlighted by Human Rights Council
The country faced some tough questions over the shortcomings of its development policies when it came before the Human Rights Council last month.
Palestine: monitoring economic and social rights in a context ‘without parallel’
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.
FACT is not a four-letter word
An end-of-year message from CESR's Executive Director Ignacio Saiz reflecting on the human rights challenges of the "post-truth" world.
Brazil: fiscal austerity freeze ‘lacks all compassion’
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.
Brazil: Social rights under siege
Brazil is on the cusp of making a constitutional amendment that will undermine fundamental human rights for generations to come.
Egypt cracks down on human rights while championing sustainable development at UN
Statement: CESR expresses deep concern over the recent verdict, and ongoing crackdown, against human rights defenders and organizations in Egypt.
Accountability left behind in SDG follow-up and review
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.
15 May 2016: CESR’s Allison Corkery and Mahinour El-Badrawi joined digital gurus and social justice leaders at RightsCon in Silicon Valley.
Rising to meet austerity’s onward march
17 May 2016: CESR and its partners organized a landmark event, Fiscal Policy and Human Rights in Times of Austerity, at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Launch event: Defending Dignity
23 March 2016: Defending Dignity: A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
‘Panama Papers’: when tax abuse is human rights abuse
In the wake of the 'Panama Papers' scandal, the threat to human rights represented by international tax abuse has been thrown into stark relief.
Fiscal Policy and Human Rights in Times of Austerity
Invitation to a groundbreaking dialogue at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Tackling inequality as injustice: four challenges for the human rights agenda
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.
Fiscal justice and human rights in the Americas: landmark hearing at Inter-American Commission
In late October, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) held its first thematic hearing on fiscal policy and human rights.
Inequality: can human rights make a difference?
CESR guest-edits a openGlobalRights debate exploring the intersection of extreme economic inequality and human rights.
Fiscal Policy and Human Rights in the Americas
Invitation: CESR invites you to a thematic hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights examining the relationship between fiscal policy and human rights.
UN adopts Agenda 2030, but will governments follow through?
Statement: CESR responds to Agenda 2030, the new sustainable development goals for the next 15 years adopted by member states at the United Nations.
Agenda 2030: Rights on track?
Statement: As world leaders gather to adopt 'Agenda 2030', the Post-2015 Human Rights Caucus evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the new framework.
Paradigm Shift or Lost Opportunity?
Invitation: CESR invites you to panel event bringing together leading figures to reflect critically on the progress made in securing human rights in Agenda 2030.
Global civil society demands stronger 'Addis Ababa Agenda'
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.
Spanish government gives inadequate response to UN on migrants’ right to health
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.
Side event: Engaging the private sector in post‐2015 human rights and accountability
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.