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Yesterday, Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York set a trial date of February 9, 2009 for a human rights and racketeering case against the Royal Dutch Shell company (Shell) and the head of its Nigerian operation, Brian Anderson.

The ICJ made public the final report of the Expert Legal Panel on Corporate Complicity in International Crimes it set up in 2006 to explore when companies and their officials could be held legally responsible under criminal and/or civil law when they are involved with other actors in gross human rights abuses.

The Land Center for Human Rights issued report No. "47" of the land and farmer sires on: “water problems in Egypt”.

Le Réseau-DESC présente un projet passionnant par ESCR-NET membre, Witness.

ESCR-Net introduces an exciting project by ESCR-Net member, WITNESS.

Les mouvements sociaux et organisations de la société civile signataires approuvent la décision du Conseil des Droits de l’Homme des Nations Unies, sur proposition du nouveau Rapporteur spécial sur le droit à l’alimentation, de tenir une session spéciale concernant l’impact de la crise alimentaire mondiale sur la réalisation du droit à l’alimentation, le 22 mai 2008 à Genève.   

The undersigned social movements and civil society organizations welcome the decision of the UN Human Rights Council, upon request of the new UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to food, to hold a special session on the negative impact of the world food crisis on the realization of the right to food, which took place on May 22nd in Geneva.

In early April 2008, a draft for an Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP) was adopted by consensus by the UN Working Group on the OP (please see document below) and it was sent for consideration of the Human Rights Council. This represents...

This Joint Open Letter offers the shared perspective of more than 240 organizations and concerned individuals around the world on issues critical to the current UN debate over business and human rights.

On behalf of the entire Network, we congratulate the Center for Human Rights and Environment in Argentina (CEDHA) for winning this year's Sierra Club Earth Care Award!