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Publications, Reports & Briefings | August 5, 2021
Aligning Demands for a Just Recovery

We organized two community calls with partners and allies from across the social, economic, and environmental justice movements. In this brief publication, you can find out more about what we learned about working together for a rights-based economic transformation in the wake of COVID-19.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | October 26, 2020
A Rights-Based Economy: Putting people and planet first

What would it would look like if we had an economy based on human rights? CESR and Christian Aid explore this question in A Rights-Based Economy: Putting people and planet first.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | September 17, 2020
Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2020

The 2020 edition builds on the previous years’ analysis of structural obstacles to sustainable development and proposals for transformative change, but unpacks them with relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | September 9, 2020
All Risk and No Reward: How the Government and Mine Companies Fail to Protect the Right to Health of Miners and Ex-Miners in Botswana

CESR partnered with the Botswana Labour Migrants Association (BoLAMA) and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Center for International Human Rights to investigate enjoyment of the right to health by the people who built Botswana’s wealth – miners and their communities.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | August 8, 2019
The Next Act for OPERA

Consultations with partners who use the OPERA framework found that users need practical guidance and creative models.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | May 10, 2016
Política Fiscal y Derechos Humanos en Tiempos de Austeridad

Documento de síntesis: Diálogo auspiciado por la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) en el marco del 157 periodo de sesiones.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | March 2, 2016
The Measure of Progress: how human rights should inform SDG indicators

As the dust settles on the UN Sustainable Development Summit, a new CESR briefing explores how human rights should inform the selection of SDG indicators that are currently being debated.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | February 2, 2016
Redistributing unpaid care work: why tax matters for women’s rights

Tax policies need to focus on women’s human rights and unpaid care work.

Publications, Reports & Briefings, Submissions | January 20, 2016
Fiscal policy and human rights in the Americas

For the first time, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has played host to a thematic hearing specifically focused on fiscal policy and human rights.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | August 19, 2015
Taking stock of two decades of economic and social rights advocacy

Publication: Leading figures from the economic and social rights movement take stock of the state of the field.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | June 9, 2015
Egypt: Widespread rights retrogression exposed before UPR

The 11 briefing papers in this series were prepared by CESR and the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights

Publications, Reports & Briefings | June 6, 2015
Fiscal Fallacies: 8 Myths about the 'Age of Austerity'

This briefing challenges eight widespread yet misguided perceptions about economic policy in times of crisis, and suggests human rights-centered policy alternatives.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | June 1, 2015
National Human Rights Institutions can help ensure post-2015 goals deliver

Briefing: A new document from CESR and the Danish Institute for Human Rights explains the role NHRIs should play in post-2015 development.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | May 25, 2015
Responsibilities beyond borders: unlocking the post-2015 stalemate

Briefing: Human rights can provide a fresh lens in post-2015 negotiations

Manuals & Guides, Publications, Reports & Briefings | March 16, 2015
Accountability for the post-2015 agenda: A proposal for a robust global review mechanism

CESR and its partners have developed a proposal for a robust monitoring mechanism for post-2015 development.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | January 28, 2014
New Zealand earthquake recovery: empowering rights claiming

A new report from the New Zealand Human Rights Commission in collaboration with CESR analyses human rights issues in the Canterbury earthquake recovery.

Publications, Reports & Briefings, Submissions | October 9, 2013
Egypt: new report brings economic and social rights deficits to attention of UN

UN submission: CESR has joined forces with a broad coalition of 57 organizations on a joint parallel report taking the Egyptian government to task at the United Nations.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | July 22, 2013
'Who Will Be Accountable' for the SDGs?

Proper accountability mechanisms must be incorporated into post-2015 development plan if it is to avoid the pitfalls of the MDGs.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | March 18, 2013
A Matter of Justice: securing human rights in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda

The human rights framework can provide operational principles and standards of conduct to ensure the post-2015 development plan delivers on its promises.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | May 20, 2012
The Group of 20, Financial Regulation and Human Rights

Briefing: The fourth publication in the 'Righting Financial Regulation' series examines how human rights should inform the G20's role in managing the financial system.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | April 9, 2012
Financial Transactions Tax: A Human Rights Imperative

The third briefing in the 'Righting Financial Regulation' series provides an overview of how the FTT would work and the benefits it would provide.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | March 20, 2012
Spanish civil society submits parallel report to CESCR

CESR has coordinated a parallel report which has been submitted to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) ahead of its 48th session in May 2012.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | February 7, 2012
Mauled by the Celtic Tiger: Human rights in Ireland's economic meltdown

A new CESR report finds that human rights in Ireland are being undermined by response measures implemented in the wake of the country's financial crisis.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | October 14, 2011
Bolivia goes hungry on World Food Day

CESR has collaborated on a new report addressing hunger and food insecurity in Bolivia.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | June 9, 2011
National Human Rights Institutions and Economic and Social Rights

This 2011 briefing examines national human rights institutions as monitors of economic, social and cultural rights.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | September 14, 2010
The MDGs, A Decade On: Keeping the Promise, Fulfilling Rights

A new CESR review of the latest MDG data finds progress has been too slow even to meet the MDGs' modest 2015 targets.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | September 13, 2010
Development and human rights: lessons learned from the MDGs

Guest briefing written for CESR by author Rick Rowden.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | December 27, 2009
Guatemala: Rights or Privileges?

Fiscal commitments and the rights to food, health and education in Guatemala (2009).

Publications, Reports & Briefings | September 13, 2009
Human Rights and the Economic Crisis

A new CESR briefing explores the human rights dimensions of the global economic crisis: its consequences, causes and responses.

Publications, Reports & Briefings | March 2, 2009
Bringing Human Rights to Bear in Times of Crisis

A human rights analysis of government responses to the economic crisis

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