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.
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
Rights and Resources: Embedding human rights into corporate tax regimes
The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and CESR invite you to a panel discussion on the occasion of the 2016 Forum on Business and Human Rights.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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'.Go to video page »