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.
Falling at the last hurdle? Human rights and accountability in the Sustainable Development Goals
Blog: CESR's Kate Donald examines the strengths and weaknesses of the recently released 'zero draft’ document for post-2015 development.Read More »
Spanish government gives inadequate response to UN Human Rights Council recommendations on migrants’ right to health
Press release: As Spain appears before the Human Rights Council, CESR and its partners affirm access to health care is still not guaranteed to migrants in the country.Read More »
Endorse the Lima Declaration on Tax Justice and Human Rights
Joint declaration: The Global Week of Action for Tax Justice has culminated in the release of the Lima Declaration on Tax Justice and Human Rights.Read More »
Human rights in the global partnership for sustainable development: 7 misconceptions
Blog: Niko Lusiani, Director of CESR's Human Rights in Economic Policy Program, debunks the myths surrounding human rights in a meaningful global partnership for post-2015 sustainable development.Read More »
National Human Rights Institutions can help ensure post-2015 goals deliver
Briefing: A new document from CESR and the Danish Institute for Human Rights explains the role National Human Rights Institutions can and must play in post-2015 development.Read More »
Responsibilities beyond borders: unlocking the post-2015 stalemate on international cooperation
Briefing: CESR and Third World Network launch a new briefing explaining that human rights can provide a fresh lens on an entrenched stalemate in post-2015 negotiationsRead More »