Center for Economic and Social Rights


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About Center for Economic and Social Rights

The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) is an international human rights organization that works to promote social justice through human rights. In a world where poverty and inequality deprive entire communities of dignity, justice and sometimes life, the CESR seeks to uphold the universal human rights of every human being to education, health, food, water, housing, work, and other economic, social and cultural rights essential to human dignity. Extreme poverty and rising inequality should not simply be considered an inevitable tragedy. Rather, they are often the result of conscious policy choices by governments and other powerful actors (such as corporations or international financial institutions) that undermine people’s access to the full range of human rights. CESR, therefore, seeks to hold governments and other actors accountable to their obligations to respect, protect and fulfill economic and social rights, as well as civil and political rights.

Work area

Research, Advocacy


Social justice through human rights

Country Offices

United States


Founded: 1993
Location (HQ): United States
Scope: Global
Focus area: All human rights

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