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How can human rights help us design policies that tackle economic inequality and social exclusion? This question was at the heart of a workshop on social security reform co-facilitated by the Scottish Human Rights Commission and CESR.
September 1, 2011
Political indifference is as much to blame as drought for the spectre of famine's return to the Horn of Africa. Luke Holland explores the factors contributing to the crisis currently gripping the region.
August 15, 2011
Each year, up to 30 million hectares of farmland are lost to land grabbing. Land grabbing has reached unprecedented levels in recent years and is an issue of critical concern for economic, social and cultural rights.
April 25, 2011
World Bank and IMF continue to ignore calls to reassess their approach to agriculture policies and market regulation.
March 1, 2011
Bolivia has one of the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean, which affects 27 percent of children under five. CESR's Sally-Anne Way recently visited.
December 14, 2010
The agreement from the UN climate change negotiations in Cancún has received high praise, but also criticism of a crackdown on social justice activists. A look at the human rights implications.
November 7, 2010
The US government presents its human rights record to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
June 9, 2010
Are we only outraged about an oil spill that we can see? (June 2010)
May 25, 2010
Despite high rates of economic growth, most Equatoguineans continue to live in poverty.
January 1, 2010
Prize honoring Equatorial Guinea leader should be cancelled
June 23, 2009
The current economic crisis is fast becoming a human rights crisis.CESR urges world leaders meeting in New York this week to seize the opportunity to place human rights principles, not profit, at the heart of crisis responses, economic... Read More