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.
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.
The OPERA Framework
CESR is pleased to present the OPERA Framework - a simple yet comprehensive process to analyze the obligation to fulfill economic and social rights. It is complemented by a useful case study entitled 'Assessing fiscal policies from a human rights perspective'.
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.Read More »
Spain: Austerity driving poverty, growing inequality and human rights deterioration
Factsheet: As Spain appears before the UN Universal Periodic Review, a new CESR factsheet illustrates how austerity is driving severe violations of a variety of economic and social rights.Read More »
2015: a seminal year for integrating human rights and sustainable development?
Joint statement: The Post-2015 Human Rights Caucus assesses the good and the not-so-good in the UN Secretary General's 'Synthesis Report on post-2015 development'.Read More »
Sustainable development requires a 'fiscal revolution'
Policy Briefing: A new briefing, released for the 11th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, sets out the commitments needed to deliver a 'fiscal revolution'.Read More »
A Matter of Justice: securing human rights in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda
Briefing: A new CESR publication argues that the human rights framework can provide operational principles and standards of conduct to ensure the post-2015 development plan delivers on its promises.Read More »
Who Will Be Accountable? Human Rights and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Publication: A new publication by CESR and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights explains that incorporation of accountability will be fundamental to post-2015 development agenda.Read More »
Voices for Social Justice: The influence and impact of the United Nations Special Procedures
Magdalena Sepúlveda, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food join CESR Executive Director Ignacio Saiz at Columbia UniversityGo to video page »