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August 6, 2018
Results from the OPERA House survey, recently shared with our partners and allies, have given us a clearer picture of who is using OPERA, CESR's economic, social and cultural rights monitoring framework, and how it is being used.
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
April 17, 2018
At the Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank this week, CESR will share its work on human rights in times of austerity, and will promote more sufficient, equitable and accountable fiscal policies that uphold human rights. 
March 1, 2018
Setting out a methodological framework for assessing and addressing the human rights impacts of fiscal consolidation.
February 15, 2018
Two years since the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development came into force, a “business as usual” approach to implementation risks betraying its lofty ambition to “transform our world.”