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News and Events | December 5, 2021
CESR Co-Organizes Strategic Meeting of Indigenous Leaders From Peru and Colombia

At the event, we highlighted how the Principles for Human Rights in Fiscal Policies can aid the claims of indigenous peoples.

News and Events | November 30, 2021
COVID economic recovery: can Europe's National Human Rights Institutions play a bigger role?

Our Director of Strategy and Learning, Allison Corkery, presented at a training workshop on how national human rights institutions can monitor States' responses to COVID-19.

News and Events | November 18, 2021
Global Civil Society Petitions UN to Investigate Discrimination in Vaccine Roll-Out

A broad coalition of public health experts, human rights law groups, and organizations -including CESR- have taken legal action against the US, UK, Germany, Norway, and Switzerland due to an inequitable and racially discriminatory rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

News and Events | November 15, 2021
An announcement from our Executive Director, Ignacio Saiz

After 12 successful years as our Executive Director, Ignacio Saiz is stepping down from his role at the end of March 2022. Read his announcement here.

News and Events | November 11, 2021
CESR Highlights the Importance of Human Rights to Combat Illicit Financial Flows

The Principles for Human Rights in Fiscal Policy were presented at the 4th Conference on the Right to Development & Illicit Financial Flows from Africa.

News and Events | November 10, 2021
Webinar Series Addressess Chile’s New Constitution & Fiscal Justice

Co-Organized by CESR and allies, the encounters sparked debates on how to guarantee rights and fiscal justice in Chile's new legal body.

News and Events | October 15, 2021
CEWLA and CESR Submit a Follow up Report on Egypt to the CEDAW’s 80th Session

The report analyzes issues raised by the Committee related particularly to women’s enjoyment of economic and social rights, in light of the pandemic and in the context of the IMF-backed economic reform program in Egypt.

News and Events | October 8, 2021
Principles for Human Rights in Fiscal Policy: a necessary input to discuss the Business and Human Rights agenda

The Principles were highlighted at two important events on the links between businesses and human rights.

News and Events | September 29, 2021
CESR Underscores How Human Rights Obligations Can Support Feminist Taxation

CESR Director of Program Kate Donald spoke as part of the "Framing Feminist Taxation" webinar organized by the Global Alliance for Tax Justice and ActionAid.

News and Events | June 21, 2021
CESR Sends Submission to UN Expert on Foreign Debt

CESR outlined a number of key concerns and proposals to inform her forthcoming report on the international debt architecture and human rights.

News and Events | June 14, 2021
Sharing Tools to Track the Human Rights Impact of Fiscal Responses to COVID

On June 2, CESR continued its work with EuroMed Rights’ Economic and Social Rights Working Group, holding a skills-sharing session on evaluating how governments’ fiscal responses to COVID-19 impact people’s human rights.

News and Events | May 10, 2021
Join Us at the Fiscal Justice and Human Rights Week

Happening May 17-21, we are co-hosting a whole week of events to launch the Principles for Human Rights in Fiscal Policy.

News and Events, Statements | May 5, 2021
Organizations in Latin America Call on the Colombian Government to Put an End to Violence Against Protestors

CESR supports the call of organizations from throughout the region demanding that Colombian authorities guarantee citizens’ rights to mobilize peacefully and take part in fiscal debates.

News and Events | April 29, 2021
Fostering new approaches to monitor COVID recovery in MENA

We shared toolkits and methods for a rights-based monitoring of COVID-19 recovery with the Oxfam FAIR-EiU Knowledge Hub forum.

News and Events | April 27, 2021
Urgent Appeal to Ensure Equitable and Universal Vaccine Access

As a part of ESCR-Net, CESR delivered a 63-page urgent appeal to Special Procedures at the United Nations to ensure equitable and universal COVID-19 vaccine access.

News and Events | March 24, 2021
Sharing Tools to Evaluate the Impact of COVID-19 Recovery Measures

On March 5th, CESR led a skill-sharing session with members of EuroMed’s Economic and Social Rights Working Group, which explored ways to assess economic responses to COVID-19 through a human rights lens.

News and Events | March 19, 2021
CESR Welcomes Scotland’s Commitment to Enshrining Human Rights Budgeting in Law

Scotland has achieved a historic milestone as its government announced new legislation that incorporates a set of human rights recommendations to guarantee adequate standards of living for all. CESR has been proud to support the work of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, a key institution in this accomplishment, that also mandates human rights are taken into account and respected during the budgetary process.

News and Events | February 11, 2021
Transform Fiscal Policy Using Legal Advocacy - Lab Series

Between February 23rd and March 25th, CESR and allies will be hosting a series of laboratories on how to use litigation and legal advocacy to transform how resources are distributed.

News and Events | January 19, 2021
Building Back Better or Building Anew? CESR Advocates for a Just and Sustainable Recovery at UN Forums

On January 14th, CESR took part in two UN-related events focused on using the SDGs to build a human rights-based recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic.

News and Events | December 18, 2020
CESR participates in the Global South Women's Forum on Disrupting Macroeconomics

From 14-18 December 2020, CESR participated in the Global South Women's Forum on Disrupting Macroeconomics, organized by International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP).

News and Events | December 14, 2020
COVID-19: Resourcing Rights | December Round-Up

As this tumultuous and difficult year comes to a close, there is positive news on the horizon. Just last week, the first country launched its national COVID-19 vaccination campaign, with other countries set to follow suit within weeks. There is an end to the pandemic in sight - for some.

News and Events | December 7, 2020
CESR mourns the passing of former board member, Elizabeth McCormack

CESR is saddened to learn of the passing of our former board Secretary, Elizabeth McCormack. Elizabeth sat on CESR’s board from 2009-2019, and was an invaluable member providing unmatched expertise on philanthropy and social justice. Elizabeth lived a long and fascinating life. Born in 1922, she spent her early years as a nun dedicated to education. As president of Manhattanville College in the 1960’s, she led the charge in shifting the school from an elite Catholic women’s college to a secular, co-educational institution.

News and Events | November 4, 2020
Webinar | Defining a new economics: what role for human rights?

On Monday, November 9th, CESR will be co-hosting a webinar with the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ) and SECTION27 that asks: what role for human rights in defining a new economics?

News and Events | October 28, 2020
Dialogue on Human Rights and Fiscal Policy in the constituent process in Chile

The October 14th dialogue discussed the importance of addressing fiscal discussions in Chile’s constitutional reform process from a human rights perspective.

News and Events | October 26, 2020
Envisioning a rights-based economy: new report from CESR and Christian Aid

Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) and Christian Aid are launching a new publication, A Rights-Based Economy: Putting people and planet first. It asks a radical question: what would it would look like if we had an economy based on human rights?

News and Events | October 22, 2020
Webinar: Key Insights into Human Rights and Economic Policy Reform

CESR and the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre are delighted to co-host an online discussion on ‘Key Insights into Human Rights and Economic Policy Reform’ on Monday, October 26th.

News and Events | October 19, 2020
Spotlight Report Outlines "8R Agenda" for Transformational Recovery

The 2020 edition of the Spotlight Report, launched September 17, 2020, argues policy responses to COVID-19 must not return us to the deeply dysfunctional, structurally unequal status quo and offers as an alternative the “8 R” agenda for transformational recovery.

News and Events | October 16, 2020
COVID-19: Resourcing Rights | October Round-Up

A round-up of CESR's work on COVID-19 from September and October 2020.

News and Events | October 15, 2020
Will the IMF align with human rights and fiscal justice after COVID-19? Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean

CESR co-organized an event at the Civil Society Policy Forum of the 2020 World Bank Group and IMF Annual Meetings exploring this question.

News and Events | October 9, 2020
IMF annuals side-event: The Role of IFIs in a World of Intersecting Conflicts and Crises in the Middle East and North Africa

On Friday, October 5, 2020 CESR participated in a session that assessed IFI's policies in contexts of crises and conflicts, mainly in the MENA Region—examining the existing policies and their impact on inequality.

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