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
Will the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development succeed where the Millennium Development Goals fell short? Much will depend on the question of accountability.
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DatNav: new guide to navigate digital data in human rights research

Resource: DatNav is a new guide, produced with the collaboration of CESR, designed to help you navigate and integrate digital data into your human rights work.
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Accountability left behind in SDG follow-up and review
The UN recently hosted its first review of progress towards the SDGs, but the mechanism's weak mandate and structure risk undermining its effectiveness.
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Pursuing fiscal justice in the Andean region
Across Latin America, the storm clouds of fiscal austerity are gathering. CESR is working with partners in the region to promote human rights-informed and equality-sensitive alternatives.
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From Skopje to Geneva: fighting for Roma women's reproductive rights
CESR has been working closely with the Macedonian Health Education and Research Association in its efforts to hold its government to account.
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The Universal Periodic Review: a skewed agenda?
New research has revealed important shortcomings in the Universal Periodic Review's attention to economic, social and cultural rights.
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Redistributing unpaid care work: why tax matters for women’s rights

Briefing: A new policy briefing produced by the Institute for Development Studies and CESR outlines why it is so important to consider women’s human rights and unpaid care work when designing tax ...
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Switzerland's financial secrecy brought under human rights spotlight
UN submission: A coalition of civil society organizations has called on CEDAW to examine the extra-territorial impacts of Switzerland’s financial legislation on women’s rights.
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Tax, Inequality & Human Rights
Leading figures from the worlds of human rights and tax justice reflect on the critical importance of bringing these spheres of activism together.
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Amina J Mohammed
Amina J Mohammed, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning, talks to CESR about the role human rights and tax justice must play in future development efforts.
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20 Years of Economic and Social Rights Advocacy
Leading figures from the world of human rights reflect on progress in the field, and CESR's contribution, since the 1993 Vienna Declaration and Program of Action. This video complements the new report '20 Years of Economic and Social Rights Advocacy'.
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