Millennium Development Goals
A new global development agenda to replace the MDGs will be hammered out at the UN General Assembly this September. It is critical that the international community avoid the shortcomings of the current MDG process by anchoring the new framework in human rights.
Rights in Crisis
The current global economic crisis has shown how politics and flawed policies exacerbate poverty, inequality and deprivation. CESR is working to make sure human rights principles are integrated into recovery measures.
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'.
Austerity ‘undermining human rights’, says Council of Europe Commissioner
Publication: A new Council of Europe Issue Paper, commissioned from CESR, assesses the human rights impacts of austerity measures and sets out an agenda for change.Read More »
New factsheet indicates rights retrogression and worsening living conditions in Egypt
Factsheet: A new factsheet produced by CESR and its Egyptian partner ECESR provides a concise statistical snapshot of worrying trends in economic and social rights in Egypt.Read More »
UN General Assembly: will human rights rhetoric become reality?
Governments at the UN General Assembly have recognized that human rights must be at the core of a new global development agenda. But will these rhetorical commitments be translated into practice?Read More »
FTT: Robin Hood advocates undeterred by challengers
Blog: Momentum towards the implementation of a financial transactions tax in Europe is facing new obstacles. With success seeming so close yet so far, campaigners are redoubling their efforts.Read More >>
Accountability in the Post-2015 Development Framework: What role for National Human Rights Institutions?
Thanks to their unique bridging role between the government and civil society, together with their human rights expertise, NHRIs can play a key role in the post-2015 framework.Read More >>
Vienna+20: Magdalena Sepulveda
Speaking at the recent 'Vienna+20' meeting in Geneva, the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Magdalena Sepulveda, explores the main advances that have been achieved in the field of economic and social rights since the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.Go to video page »