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CESR's OPERA methodology helps to tackle the unjust socioeconomic structures that cause human rights violations.
On this page you will find links to a broad variety of useful resources to help you in your economic and social rights work. On the 'CESR Tools' page you wil also find an introduction to CESR's OPERA Framework - a simple but comprehensive guide to monitoring the obligation to fulfill economic and social rights - along with a variety of other resources and case studies.
CESR is Hiring a Director of Finance and Operations
Are you passionate about transforming the economic system? Are you a skilled and experienced finance and operations leader? Help us grow the capacity, diversity and reach of our vibrant global team working for a rights-based economy.
Quarterly Community Calls: join us!
In late March and early April, we invited partners and allies from across the social, economic, and environmental justice movements to join a community call. Our aim? To learn from each other's work to transform the economy in the wake of COVID-19; to collectively reflect on shared challenges and opportunities; and explore ideas for how we can stay better connected and engaged to advance common goals.
Monitoring Economic Responses to COVID-19
CESR is working on different tools to help shape and critique responses to COVID-19, and to demand accountability for them. Here, you can get an overview of them and learn how they are being applied around the world.
Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Graduate Internship (Paid)
The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) is currently seeking a part-time Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) graduate intern to assist the organization’s Development Manager. Please see the description below for more information about the position. Applications will be considered until May 14, 2021.General information
CESR is Looking for a Program Associate
03/11/2021Do you want to transform our economic system? Are you inspired by fighting inequalities and promoting human rights? The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) is seeking a dynamic Program Associate to help fulfil the goals of its 2020-2023 Strategy: Envisioning a Rights-Based Economy. The strategy aims to achieve the following objectives:
At HLPF, CESR's Mihir Mankad Calls for a Green, Rights-Based COVID 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.
Envisioning a Rights-Based Economy: CESR’s Strategy 2020-2023
At the heart of CESR’s 2020-2023 strategy is an ambitious goal to envision a rights-based economy and catalyze action towards it—taking into account the confluence of political, economic, climate, and health crises we now face.
Reviving Beijing’s Neglected Macroeconomic Agenda: Tax Justice for Women’s Rights
On Friday, March 13, CESR co-sponsors a webinar on tax justice for women's rights, organized by the Global Alliance for Tax Justice’s tax and gender working group and part of the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
Environmental and Climate Justice
Throughout its history, CESR has undertaken successful initiatives at the intersection of environmental justice and economic and social rights. Much of this has focused on corporate accountability for environmental degradation and violations of the economic and social rights of marginalized communities and Indigenous peoples.
Agent de Programme, Les Droits Humains dans la Politique Économique et Sociale
AGENT DE PROGRAMME, LES DROITS HUMAINS DANS LA POLITIQUE ÉCONOMIQUE ET SOCIALE Date limite de candidature : 20 décembre 2018
Jobs and Internships
OFICIAL DE PROGRAMA, DERECHOS HUMANOS EN LA POLÍTICA ECONÓMICA Y SOCIAL Fecha límite para postular: 20 de diciembre de 2018
ESPI: Egypt Social Progress Indicators
A new metric, developed jointly by CESR and its partners in Egypt, offers a multidimensional view of the socioeconomic situation in Egypt and its human impacts.
Please fill out our survey for feedback on OPERA
Please fill out a brief survey to help inform the future direction of our support for OPERA—the framework designed by CESR to enable more effective policy-based human rights research.
OPERA In Detail
Several initiatives have sought to incorporate quantitative (numbers-based) approaches into human rights research. While these have shown particular strengths in measuring specific dimensions of economic and social rights fulfillment, to present a compelling picture of whether or not a government is meeting its obligations overall, a more holistic, mixed-methods approach is needed. OPERA helps facilitate such an approach, as illustrated in this detailed graphic.
A Lost Decade for Equality, Development and Human Rights?
A Lost Decade for Equality, Development and Human Rights? Assessing Austerity and its Alternatives 10 years after the global financial crisis Friday, April 20th | 9-10.30amInternational Monetary Fund HQ2 03B-838B
OPERA Related Resources
OPERA employs an eclectic mix of tools and techniques to help analyze deprivations that are systemic and entrenched, resulting from weaknesses in the design or implementation of public policies. An emerging theme in this work has been the importance of data in human rights research and advocacy.
African human rights organizations employ tools and resources to further ESCR tracking
9-15 December: CESR conducted a training workshop in Abuja, Nigeria with African national human rights institutions focused on strengthening engagement with ESCR.
Vacancy: Finance and Administration Officer
The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) is an international non-governmental organization which works to promote social and economic justice through human rights. It carries out research and advocacy on policy trends affecting economic and social deprivation and inequality across the globe, and supports efforts of activists and communities to claim and defend economic and social rights.
Vacancy: Communications Officer
The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) is an international non-governmental organization which works to promote human rights in social, economic and development policy. It carries out research and advocacy on trends affecting economic and social deprivation and inequality across the globe, and supports efforts of activists and communities to claim and defend economic and social rights.
The Optional Protocol
This new legal instrument allows victims of violations of economic, social or cultural rights to present complaints before the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
New thinking on rights monitoring
CESR is committed to sharing the insights, challenges and lessons learned from innovative monitoring practices with our peers. We have discussed innovative monitoring practices with a broad audience—from local grassroots activists to international organizations, including Human Rights Watch, OHCHR, Oxfam Novib, and UNDP.