Human Rights in Tax Policy
Taxation is a crucial instrument for the realization of human rights, not just to provide the necessary resources, but also to tackle inequalities and to ensure governments are accountable to their people.
National Human Rights Institutions
Despite being in a unique position to advance economic and social rights, NHRIs have traditionally been less active in this area. CESR offers innovative methodological tools to help NHRIs deliver robust monitoring of economic and social rights compliance.
Sustainable Development Goals
Will the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development succeed where the Millennium Development Goals fell short? Much will depend on the question of accountability.
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FACT is not a four-letter word
An end-of-year message from CESR's Executive Director Ignacio Saiz reflecting on the human rights challenges of the "post-truth" world.
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Brazil: Social rights under siege
Brazil is on the cusp of making a constitutional amendment that will undermine fundamental human rights for generations to come.
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As UN criticizes Switzerland, pressure mounts over human rights impacts of tax havens
Press release: Switzerland has received stern recommendations from the UN’s women’s rights treaty-monitoring body over the impacts of its role as a tax haven.
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USA: Time for renewed vigilance for equality and human rights
Statement: The election of Donald Trump as US president begs sober reflection on the role human rights issues have played in the presidential campaign and on the implications of his victory.
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From Disparity to Dignity: Inequality and the SDGs
Publication: CESR is proud to present a new briefing examining the human rights issues at stake in SDG10.
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Development without rights? Uganda to face United Nations scrutiny

In advance of Uganda's appearance before the Universal Periodic Review, CESR and ISER publish a new set of factsheets on key economic and social rights issues.
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The Universal Periodic Review: a skewed agenda?
New research has revealed important shortcomings in the Universal Periodic Review's attention to economic, social and cultural rights.
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Tax, Inequality & Human Rights
Leading figures from the worlds of human rights and tax justice reflect on the critical importance of bringing these spheres of activism together.
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Amina J Mohammed
Amina J Mohammed, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning, talks to CESR about the role human rights and tax justice must play in future development efforts.
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20 Years of Economic and Social Rights Advocacy
Leading figures from the world of human rights reflect on progress in the field, and CESR's contribution, since the 1993 Vienna Declaration and Program of Action. This video complements the new report '20 Years of Economic and Social Rights Advocacy'.
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