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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South Africa: court orders task team to tackle school furniture saga
CESR's partners in South Africa have secured a significant breakthrough after a court ordered the Minister of Basic Education to address furniture shortages in Eastern Cape schools.
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Redistributing unpaid care work: why tax matters for women’s rights

A new policy briefing produced by the Institute for Development Studies and CESR outlines why it is so important to consider women’s human rights and unpaid care work when designing tax policies
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Promising the World: Accountability and the SDGs
There is one critical area where the SDGs fall dangerously short – accountability. Read the new blog by Kate Donald, Director of CESR's Human Rights in Development Program.
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Malaysia: new report on right to education for disabled children has important lessons for government
The National Human Rights Commission of Malaysia and CESR are working to ensure children with disabilities are not denied their right to education.
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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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