Over three decades, CESR has published more than 150 pieces that have shaped debates on human rights and economic policies. Browse our database of factsheets, reports, case studies, and more.
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This report exposes how peasants’ rights are being violated by market-led agrarian reforms promoted by the World Bank Group in the Philippines.
A new report by Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic uses our OPERA framework to monitor the fulfillment of ESC rights in Delhi, India.
This guide, co-published with Debt Justice, sets out how to collect, analyze, and present data, to shed new light on how the global debt crisis impacts people’s rights.
CESR calls on the World Bank Group to shift its Cascade approach to a human rights and climate model
In our submission to the World Bank's Evolution Roadmap consultation we point out the institution's critical omissions.
Civil society enabled key debates about human rights in fiscal policy at the groundbreaking Cartagena Summit.
Publication co-authored by ACIJ and CESR which explores fiscal rules from a huma rights standpoint.
The latest in-depth analysis by CESR and allies shows weak progress and many regressions in Egypt’s social and economic rights.
In partnership with ILEX, we analyze the role of fiscal policies in addressing the multiple inequalities that affect Afro populations in Latin America.
Our joint report with Amnesty International shows that to address the impact of the pandemic and prepare for others in the future, it is vital to transform fiscal policies in the region.
In this working paper, we analyze the human rights impacts of proposals to tax digital multinationals.
We urge Prof. Attiya Waris to investigate the linkages between rising debt, tax systems, governance, and climate action.
In this commentary piece for Economic & Political Weekly, our Program Officer, Sakshi Rai, argues for an urgent overhaul of the international financial system, as it continues to undermine workers' rights.
We organized two community calls with partners and allies from across the social, economic, and environmental justice movements. In this brief publication, you can find out more about what we learned about working together for a rights-based economic transformation in the wake of COVID-19.
In this collaborative series between the Institute for Economic Justice, CESR and SECTION27, we explore the link between economics and human rights during COVID-19 in South Africa.
Our Executive Director, Ignacio Saiz, contributed to a new issue of GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS, published by the Development and Peace Foundation (SEF).
What would it would look like if we had an economy based on human rights? CESR and Christian Aid explore this question in A Rights-Based Economy: Putting people and planet first.
This exciting new Research Handbook on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights, published by Edward Elgar, provides a comprehensive, cutting edge analysis of economic, social and cultural rights. It also explores the connection between these and other rights. It combines practitioner and academic perspectives—including from CESR and a number of our partners and allies—to offer an authoritative analysis of standards and jurisprudence.
CESR's annual report for 2019 surveys the impact of our work in a year when millions around the world took to the streets. It shares some of the progress we made—in countries around the world, in international human rights and development spaces, and in the broader field of social justice activism which we serve.
Volume 24, Issue 9 of the International Journal of Human Rights is a special issue, co-edited by Aoife Nolan and Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky. It brings together experts working on human rights and economic policy from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including economics, law, and development studies.