Collective Work

  • In Mexico City, from 12 to 15 February, our Women and ESCR Working Group held a strategy meeting on women and work, co-hosted by Instituto de Liderazgo Simon de Beauvoir-ILSB. Building on a shared systemic analysis, the meeting brought together 15 ESCR-Net members from 13 countries, to explore...

  • On 4-8 February 2019, ten members of the Economic Policy Working Group (EPWG) came together in Chiapas, Mexico, for a workshop on building a shared systemic critique of the dominant economic system, otherwise known as the “Chiapas Workshop.” It was co-hosted by...

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    Data — especially official data — should align with human rights standards and obligations. It should be available and accessible to human rights advocates and communities in ways that makes it truly useful and relevant for informing decisions that affect their lives...

  • In Mexico City, from the 29 January – 2 February, the Monitoring Working Group of ESCR-Net held its first strategy meeting. The meeting brought together 20 members of ESCR-Net to discuss key challenges in using data to advance socioeconomic rights, develop a shared analysis of how data should...

  • On 3 April, we hosted the first of a series of public webinars that will be held throughout the year as part of our global campaign on corporate capture.

    In this first webinar, ESCR-Net’s Corporate Accountability Working Group introduced ...

  • Numerous human rights defenders have been alerting the public to the dangers that the Vale dam posed to the people of Brumadinho, Brazil. On 25 January 2019, the dam exploded, unleashing a wave of toxic mud that killed or disappeared more than 300 people, the deadliest mining tragedy...

  • More than 25 ESCR-Net member organizations gathered at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council this past October 15-19 to support and advocate for a strong treaty on human rights and transnational corporations and other business entities (TNCs-OBEs) at the ...

  • ESCR-Net members have increasingly been using the term “corporate capture” to refer to the means by which an economic elite undermine the realization of human rights and the environment by exerting undue influence over domestic and international decision-makers and public institutions.

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  • ESCR-Net has elected a new board for the period 2019-2021. The elections ran from 13–30 November, featured 24 candidates and elicited 141 votes from the network’s organizational members, resulting in the election of:

    • Maha Abdallah (Al
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