When a tiny handful of elite individuals control more wealth than rest of humanity, and countless millions are denied their most basic human rights, unchecked inequality has become a major threat to basic human dignity, not to mention social and economic stability. CESR is on the vanguard of a burgeoning movement that is seeking to bridge the long-standing divide between human rights and economic policy.
Persistent pressure will be necessary to shift the trajectory of global development onto a just, sustainable and human rights-realizing path. CESR is advocating for human rights-informed implementation and monitoring of the SDG commitments to tackle inequalities, including economic inequality.
NGOs and other advocates need practical tools to monitor the realization of and demand accountability for violations of economic and social rights. CESR is at the forefront of efforts to forge new ground in measuring and monitoring compliance with states' obligations to fulfill these rights.