Read the latest reflections and insights about human rights and the economy, written by our team and partners around the world.
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This year, a group of six researchers from CESR and the Tunisian Observatory of the Economy (OTE) gathered in Istanbul. We shared Decoding Injustice, learned about how OTE approaches their research, and looked for synergies between the two.
Para que esta oportunidad se haga realidad, es crucial que la sociedad civil demande el compromiso político de sus gobiernos.
Latin America takes a historic step in recognizing human rights as the guiding framework for taxation
The first regional Summit for inclusive, equitable and sustainable taxation, led to the signing of a historic declaration to promote tax cooperation and the launching of a regional platform for that goal.
Analysis of Ongoing Consultations: Why we urgently need to join forces towards supporting a UN Tax Convention
The inputs received by the UN's Secretary General ahead of discussing a UN Tax Convention show how urgent it is to join forces to make the instrument happen.
We’ve embarked on a collective journey with four other organizations with complementary objectives, but different strategies, geographic perspectives, and expertise.
We brought together 30 activists from mining-affected communities across South Africa to explore new ways of expanding human rights knowledge.
Along a group of over 30 researchers, civil society organizations, and social movement activists, CESR is exploring how words and language can transform what we take for granted.
A joint effort between CESR and allies was influential in a recent declaration by CERD, which puts pressure on States to lift intellectual property barriers for the sake of people’s rights.
A ruling from South Africa’s Constitutional Court shows how a Rights-Based Economy can give everyone the resources they need to prosper and guarantee their rights.
We’ve embarked on a process of analyzing our work and workplace to fully embody the values we want for the world.
From Chile to the world: How the new Constitution can model debating fiscal justice and human rights
The process to draft a new Constitution in the Latin American country is showing how a fruitful public debate around the economy and human rights can happen.
As the 2022 Financing for Development Forum gets underway, guest bloggers Polly Meeks and Mirjam Gasser use examples from Switzerland, the UK, and India to illustrate why the rights of persons with disabilities cannot be fully realized without reform of the international tax system.
If this website seems different to you, it’s because we have a new look! Updating our visual identity is not just a cosmetic change: Here, we explain how it boosts our efforts to transform the economy through the power of human rights.
More activists and organizations are increasingly incorporating a human rights lens into their work, boosting efforts to transform the dominant economic system.
Alberto Vásquez and Karina Huertas propose an inclusive approach to fiscal policy.
10 years after the adoption of the Guidelines by the UN, it is urgent to advance towards principles that address the massive scale and human rights impact of corporate tax abuse.
Human Rights Day message from our Executive Director, Ignacio Saiz
Testing the Water: Using Opera to Assess How the Right to Water in India Is Protected in a Changing Climate
How can activists expose the effects of government policies on people's rights? In this guest blog, Harvard law student Laura Bach details her experience using our OPERA Framework to explore how the right to water is guaranteed in India.
A truly progressive global tax reform must aim for the fair allocation of taxing rights for Global South countries, challenging the colonial foundations of the international financial system and giving all countries an equal seat at the table.
Human rights can help us examine how power is reproduced in the production, collection, and use of data. They also suggest how we can correct these imbalances and distortions. We are engaging in collective efforts to develop data principles for economic, social, and cultural rights.
We recently experimented with a new format for sparking conversations online, gathering more than 50 partners and allies. The result? Valuable insights on the shared challenges of building a just recovery from COVID-19.
The current crisis in Colombia - where large-scale protests have been sparked by a proposed fiscal reform package - clearly shows the need for revitalizing the connection between fiscal policy and rights in the Latin American region and beyond. CESR is working with partners to do just this: opening tax debates to those whose rights are most affected by them.
Nous ne nous sortirons pas de cette crise en relançant la «croissance économique», mais en transformant pour de bon notre système défaillant. Une économie foée sur les droits offre un plan de changement. email@example.com
Wealthy countries and their pharmaceutical companies have shown themselves too selfish to be politely persuaded to show solidarity with those on the other side of the vaccine divide. It’s time to deploy a fuller arsenal of tools to compel them to cooperate as a matter of justice and human rights.
At the end of last year, we asked readers and co-authors of our Recovering Rights series for their feedback. Here we share some of the insights we heard and lessons we’ve learned from this exercise.