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Uganda's development policies under scrutiny from UN rights body
Press release: Uganda's development policies have come under international scrutiny as the country appeared before the Human Rights Council.
Switzerland should answer for women’s rights impacts of its role as tax haven
Press release: A key UN human rights body hears evidence that Switzerland’s opaque financial system is undermining women’s rights around the world.
How can the UPR strengthen economic, social and cultural rights?
by Allison Corkery
July 23rd, 2015
Blog: At a recent side event in Geneva, CESR and its partners examined the Universal Periodic Review's efforts to advance ESC rights.
Spain’s austerity criticized again in UN human rights review
Spain’s failure to protect economic and social rights in times of economic crisis has come under stern criticism from other states at the Universal Periodic Review.
Spain under scrutiny at United Nations
Press release: On January 21 the Spanish government will be held to account for its human rights record at the Universal Periodic Review
A missed opportunity for ESCR: Reflections on Egypt’s appearance before the Universal Periodic Review
by Allison Corkery
November 21st, 2014
Blog: CESR's Allison Corkery reflects on the challenges of holding Egypt to account before the UN for its ESCR obligations, amidst civil society repression and a politically charged context.
After threats, Egyptian human rights organizations decide not to participate in UPR
Press release: The joint press release reproduced here has been issued by CESR's partners in Egypt in the light of their decision not to attend the country's appearance before the UPR.
Egypt to answer to UN for deteriorating human rights conditions
Press release: Egypt comes before the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review mechanism amid worsening deprivation and a crackdown on civil society space in the country.
Egypt: Widespread rights retrogression exposed before UPR
Briefing papers: New series of factsheets highlights economic and social rights situation in Egypt before the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review.
130 organizations join forces at UN to confront Egypt’s human rights crisis
Press Release: As presidential elections draw near in Egypt, a large coalition is taking the country to task before the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review.
Ireland’s economic & social rights record under the spotlight at United Nations
by Luke Holland
October 4th, 2011
On Thursday October 6 Ireland will face the scrutiny of her peers at the United Nations as her human rights record is considered at the UPR. CESR will be present to highlight the retrogression in economic and social rights that has flowed from the government's short-sighted austerity measures.
Nota de prensa: UNESCO debe poner fin al desacreditado premio UNESCO - Obiang Ciencias de la Vida
September 27th, 2011
UNESCO debe rechazar el nuevo intento del Gobierno de Guinea Ecuatorial de honrar a su Presidente, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo – mandatario africano que más años lleva en el poder - con un premio en su nombre, manifestó hoy un grupo de 9 organizaciones de Derechos Humanos.
Press release: UNESCO Must Stop Discredited Prize
September 27th, 2011
CESR has joined forces with eight other human rights organizations to confront moves to resurrect the discredited UNESCO-Obiang Science Prize. The government of Equatorial Guinea is hoping to bring back the award honouring dictator Teodoro Obiang, which was suspended last year.
Supporting Equatorial Guinea’s embattled rights defenders
by Luke Holland
September 20th, 2011
Despite spectacular rates of growth, the majority of Equatorial Guinea’s population continues to live in poverty. On Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 September CESR joined forces with EG Justice and several Equatoguinean NGOs to stage a capacity-building workshop in Madrid.
CESR at the UN: the United States' human rights obligations (video).
by Kevin Donegan
December 16th, 2010
The obligation of every government is to protect, respect, and fulfill economic and social rights. Watch CESR's comments and those of our allies about the United States' responsibilities.
Equatorial Guinea reports to the UN on human rights commitments
by Maria José Eva
March 25th, 2010
Government and NGOs present different pictures before UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
Human Rights Responses to the Global Economic Crisis in Geneva
by Shira Stanton
March 2nd, 2010
Side event on March 4 at the 13th session of the Human Rights Council
Draft Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty
by Shira Stanton and Sally Anne-Way
January 25th, 2010
NGO working groups provides input into the Draft Guiding Principles
Experts Comment on Rights in Times of Economic Crisis
by Shira Stanton and Kevin Donegan
November 11th, 2009
Experts stress that access to social security and protection is not a policy choice, but rather a human rights obligation.
UN Human Rights Council Investigates Links Between Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
by Shira Stanton
November 5th, 2009
Work is underway on draft guiding principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights; they will examine existing international laws in relation to the human rights of people living in extreme poverty.