News and Activities

On September 5th, several member organizations of the Strategic Litigation Working Group of the ESCR-Net (SLWG) including Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA) (Mexico...

Paraguayan organization Tierraviva a los Pueblos Indígenas del Chaco recently became more optimistic regarding the possibility of achieving new...

Several ESCR-Net members launched a book on the enforcement of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) in March 2017. The book, ...

On August 10-12, 2016, the Endorois Welfare Council (EWC), with the support of ESCR-Net, organized its first women’s workshop, bringing to Nakuru (Kenya) 25 women from the 16 locations where the Endorois live today.

Unprecedented ruling by...

On December 9, 2015, the Paraguayan Council of Justice (Consejo de Superintendencia de Justicia) issued a decision on the administrative inquiry procedure initiated against human rights’ defender, Julia Cabello, applying a sanction of admonition (amonestación). On...

Members and partners of the Strategic Litigation Working Group (SLWG) foregrounded implementation at the 57th Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), which was held on Nov. 4-11, 2015, in Banjul, The Gambia....

Meeting in Sawhoyamaxa land 

Representatives of the Sarayaku people (Ecuador), Dejusticia (Colombia), and Fundación Pachamama (Ecuador), with the...

Over the last decade, the legal opportunities for claiming economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights have greatly increased in many parts of Africa. This can be seen in the growing use of litigation strategies amongst civil society, increased legal mobilisation of...

On July 28, 2015, the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) and Dejusticia presented an amicus...

The Endorois Welfare Council (EWC) and ESCR-Net’s Strategic Litigation Working Group, with the lead of Dejusticia and Minority Rights Group International, organized a new meeting in Nakuru (Kenya) on July 4-5, 2015, bringing together more than 30 community members,...