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ESCR-Net Caselaw Database: A database of ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS related jurisprudence, cases and other decisions

WELCOME TO THE ESCR-NET CASELAW DATABASE, a collaborative project developed under the leadership of the Steering Committee Members, our Academic partners, and many groups and individuals working to advance economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) throughout the world. The Caselaw database makes ESCR-related pleadings, commentary and decisions available to a wide audience of ESCR activists and defenders from a range of countries, legal traditions and languages (Spanish and English). In doing so, it serves to facilitate the exchange of information and strategies, disseminate tools for a rights-based approach to social injustice, encourage discussion of crucial challenges for ESCR advocacy, and inspire joint projects.

Please contact us at dikawa@escr-net.org, if you are interested in getting involved in this project. The database is a work in progress and we hope to develop it further with the involvement of interested ESCR advocates and organizations.

We wish to express our thanks and appreciation to all the advocates, researchers and rights claimants who contributed to the creation of this database.

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Additional Resources

This factsheet provides a basic overview of the content of economic, social and cultural rights for women. 

The working paper,  “Seeding Hope? Land in the International Human Rights Agenda: Challenges and Prospects” builds on the work of many members to promote a stronger international recognition of human rights issues related to land, and to elevate the perspectives and demands of social movements in human rights advocacy relating to issues of land and territory..

The toolkit has been created for NGOs and other civil society groups as well as States, in order to facilitate international and national advocacy work for the ratification of the Protocol and the national implementation of economic, social and cultural rights.  The Toolkit includes four Booklets, downloadable on this page.          

Proceedings before domestic courts, administrative tribunals, international judicial and quasi-judicial bodies and other legal entities are key avenues through which the implementation of ESCR may be advanced.