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An end of year message from Ignacio Saiz, reflecting on three lessons learnt in a year like no other.
October 16, 2012
Both the board and staff of CESR would like to express their sadness at the passing of our friend and colleague Linda Cassano, who lost her life to pancreatic cancer in July this year.
October 16, 2012
A recent ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), in the case of The Kichwa People of Sarayaku v. Ecuador, marks an important landmark in the recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights and demonstrates the importance of... Read More
October 15, 2012
In the first week of September Montreal played host to a milestone convergence of hundreds of civil society actors from all over the world, as the CIVICUS World Assembly was staged in the Canadian city.
October 15, 2012
When the Millennium Development Goals were agreed nearly 13 years ago, the international community pledged to ensure women everywhere were provided with reproductive health services by 2015.
July 2, 2012
The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has echoed civil society demands in questioning the cuts made to social spending in response to the crisis.
July 2, 2012
In May 2012 the KNCHR released the findings of its national public inquiry into sexual and reproductive health.
June 27, 2012
Joint letter: CESR has joined Irish civil society in calling for public participation and the inclusion of ESCR in the forthcoming constitutional convention.
June 25, 2012
Joint letter: CESR has joined a coalition of 20 other human rights and social justice organizations in calling for bold leadership on the much-needed financial transactions tax.
June 21, 2012
News article: The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) has issued an open letter urging governments to prioritize human rights in times of economic crisis.
May 29, 2012
Joint letter: CESR has joined a letter to European leaders calling on them to make the Financial Transactions Tax a reality and to make sure the proceeds it generates are used to help the most vulnerable.