ESCR-Net Member Activities

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ESCR-Net member National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE) participated in the 99th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva.

La Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l'Homme (FIDH) vient de publier d'un guide à l'intention des victimes et de ONG portant sur les mécanismes de recours disponibles dans le cadre de violations impliquant des entreprises.

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) published a guide for victims and NGOs on recourse mechanisms in cases of corporate-related human rights violations.

La Fédération Internationale des ligues des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH), Le Business and Human Rights Resource Centre et OECD Watch organisent un debat public sur les recours effectifs pour les victimes de violations des droits de l'homme commises par les entreprises.

 ESCR-Net member Movement of Dam-Affected People (MAB) blockaded the Trans-Amazonian highway to protest against the construction of Belo Monte dam on Xingu river, which is being promoted by Luis Inacio "Lula" da Silva's administration.

Watch the first episode of MMP TV, "Infection in Our Health Care System," an hour-long investigation into the local impacts of the healthcare crisis in Philadelphia.

Amnesty International welcomes the Obama administration's first full contribution to assess the human rights performance of governments around the world, and in particular, the Country Reports' expanded coverage of press freedoms and discrimination against vulnerable groups. However, for a thorough assessment of global human rights, the Country Reports should be more comprehensive and include all rights, not only civil and political, but also economic, social and cultural rights.  

Geneva/Guatemala: Several international organisations and networks that presented a report on the Right to Food call attention at national and international levels to the situation of hunger and malnutrition existing in Guatemala. They demand that the Right to Food be declared a national priority. Moreover, they urge to cease violence and threats against social, community, indigenous, peasant and trade union leaders, and to effectively protect human rights defenders.