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In this joint statement, CESR and allies call on the governments of Chile and Colombia to lead the way towards fiscal justice in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In the submission, we focused on reforms to global economic governance and the link between resource generation and the capacity to respond to climate change and its racially disparate impacts.
A joint report illustrates how the austerity measures introduced by Serbia since 2014 violate the State’s human rights obligations.
Our team and allies have been closely following the implementation of recommendations by the UN on economic, social, and cultural rights.
CESR outlined a number of key concerns and proposals to inform her forthcoming report on the international debt architecture and human rights.
As a part of ESCR-Net, CESR delivered a 63-page urgent appeal to Special Procedures at the United Nations to ensure equitable and universal COVID-19 vaccine access.
The 2020 edition of the Spotlight Report, launched September 17, 2020, argues policy responses to COVID-19 must not return us to the deeply dysfunctional, structurally unequal status quo and offers as an alternative the “8 R” agenda for transformational recovery.
Speaking on a panel at the 2020 HLPF in July, Mihir Mankad said human rights must guide a just and green economic recovery to COVID.
CESR contributed to a background paper exploring how economic policy should be transformed to achieve the SDGs and a just recovery from COVID-19, including through greater distributional justice to reduce inequalities.
The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights asserts that in the midst of the pandemic, States are obligated under international human rights law to devote their maximum available resources to the full realization of all economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to health, in the most equitable manner.
As South Africa presents its review at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York, a rights-based snapshot of obstacles and opportunities is put forward by CESR, the Institute for Economic Justice and Section 27.
The Spotlight on Sustainable Development Report 2019 asserts that successful implementation of the SDGs requires more holistic and more sweeping shifts in how and where power is vested, including through institutional, legal and political commitments to realizing human rights.
The South African government’s adoption of austerity measures now perpetuates many of the same inequalities that apartheid upheld many years ago.
Civil society inputs documenting rights deprivations in health, education, tax policies were crucial to CESCR recommendation.
UN Committee interrogates harmful austerity policies in South Africa after receiving compelling evidence from civil society groups
PRESS RELEASE: The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights grilled the South African government delegation on healthcare and education cuts, regressive tax changes and rampant corruption at country’s first review.
As South Africa presents its first human rights compliance report to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, CSOs call for a human rights-based approach to fiscal and economic policy, steps to tackle corruption and increased funding for healthcare and education.
A World Leader Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation for IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde is at odds with the IMF's role in promoting austerity packages around the world.
Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018—Geneva Launch of the Civil Society Reflection Group Report
On September 17th at the Geneva headquarters of the UN, key findings and recommendations of the 2018 global Spotlight Report will be presented and discussed from various perspectives.
Governments can realize maximum available resources by referencing current distributional debates and establishing hard law solutions via the international human rights ecosystem.
At the 2018 HLPF on Sustainable Development, CESR dedicated its efforts to recognizing that the SDGs require urgent and concrete action to remedy inequalities, with rights-based fiscal policies a key tool in that endeavor.
Did austerity create a "lost decade" for sustainable development and human rights? Evidence and proposals from the national level
2018 VNRS--are these countries' fiscal austerity policies compatible with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda? CESR event on Thursday, July 19th at the High-Level Political Forum, 1:15-2:45 p.m., Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, 10th Floor.