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Christine Lagarde
September 27, 2018
The very same day that the International Monetary Fund prescribed stringent new austerity measures on Argentina, its Managing Director Christine Lagarde received a World Leader Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation.
June 21, 2018
A sustained and coordinated fight by Spanish civil society, supported by CESR and other international actors, obtained a promise from the new government to repeal a decree that deprived nearly one million the right to health. 
Spain austerity Healthcare
June 21, 2018
Una lucha sostenida y concertada de la sociedad civil española apoyada por CESR y otros actores internacionales ha logrado un compromiso firme del nuevo gobierno de derogar un decreto que privó a casi un millón de personas del derecho a la... Read More
June 8, 2018
A new metric, developed jointly by CESR and its partners in Egypt, offers a more multidimensional view of the socioeconomic situation in Egypt and its human impacts.
June 7, 2018
A scathing report on poverty in the United States by U.N. poverty expert Philip Alston, reflects  many of the concerns raised in CESR’s earlier submission on the alarming implications of the tax cuts for human rights and inequality.    
May 17, 2018
At the IMF Spring Meetings, CESR shared research on the human rights impacts of austerity in countries like Brazil, Peru, Spain and Egypt, and challenged the IMF to end its support for particularly harmful fiscal consolidation measures.
May 11, 2018
The OPERA House project asks which tools human rights activists need to better understand and tackle the unjust socioeconomic structures that cause so many of the world’s human rights violations.  
April 26, 2018
The challenges facing human rights are not the death knell for the movement, but a wake up call for a more holistic approach.  
April 24, 2018
CESR wants to deepen its understanding of who is currently using OPERA or its related methodological tools, and how. We’re inviting interested collaborators to sign up to learn more about getting involved in the OPERA House project.
April 19, 2018
What tools do human rights activists need to better understand, and, more importantly, tackle, the unjust socioeconomic structures that cause so many of the world’s human rights violations? The Center for Economic and Social Rights is... Read More