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
A new global development agenda will be agreed at the UN General Assembly this September. It is critical that the international community avoid the shortcomings of the current Millennium Development Goals by anchoring the new framework in human rights.
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Hossam Bahgat released, but fears remain over charges against him
Statement: Hossam Bahgat's arbitrary detention highlights the escalating crackdown on independent journalists and human rights defenders in Egypt.
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Inequality: can human rights make a difference?
With extreme inequality one of the defining issues of our time, CESR guest-edits a new openGlobalRights debate exploring the intersection of economic inequality and human rights.
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From the margins to the center: Fiscal policy and human rights in the Americas
Thematic hearing: The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has for the first time played host to a thematic hearing specifically focused on fiscal policy and human rights.
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The Measure of Progress: how human rights should inform the SDG indicators
Briefing: 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.
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Fiscal Policy and Human Rights in the Americas
Thematic hearing: A groundbreaking hearing on fiscal policy and human rights will be held at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights next week in Washington DC.
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Defending Dignity: APF-CESR manual for NHRIs on economic and social rights monitoring

Monitoring manual: CESR and the Asia-Pacific Forum present a new manual designed to strengthen the role of National Human Rights Institutions in monitoring ESC rights.
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Taking stock of two decades of economic and social rights advocacy
Publication: Leading figures from the economic and social rights movement come together in a major new CESR publication to take stock of the state of the field.
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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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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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Alicia Ely Yamin
In this recent Ted Talk, CESR board member Alicia Ely Yamin explains the relationship between health inequality and power structures and, most importantly, tells us why we should care.
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