Collective Work

  • Call for a Strong Binding Treaty to Regulate Corporate Power

    In response to the COVID-19 crisis, ESCR-Net members called on States to "support negotiations for an...

  • Summary of discussions with grassroots women leaders in Chiang Mai,Thailand, August 2019

    One of the aims of the Monitoring Working Group is to support community-led monitoring and documentation across the Network. To this end, we participated to the...

  • On March 3, 2020, a group of Strategic Litigation Working Group (SLWG) and Monitoring Working Group (MWG) members discussed working methods and rights enforcement with members of the United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (CESCR), as well as...

  • On International Women’s Day 2020, from the Philippines, India, Fiji, Nepal, United Kingdom, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador to Paraguay, over one million women in all their diversities, from 60 countries went on a Women’s Global Strike to...

  • ESCR-Net, in discussion with the Board and members co-organizing upcoming events and actions, made the difficult decision to cancel all events at least through the end of May 2020.  In doing so, members repeatedly raised the need to advocate for the primacy of human rights in any immediate...

  • The Corporate Accountability Working Group (CAWG) strongly believes in our role as part of the global community to shape a new reality where the well-being of people is placed before corporate profit. In a recent Working Group call, Consejo de Pueblos Wuxhtaj, a social movement member of CAWG,...

  • The Covid-19 pandemic has had wide-reaching impacts on people’s human rights, including economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR), largely due to the measures governments have taken to control the spread of infection. Evidence highlighted by ESCR-Net Monitoring Working Group (MWG) members...

  • As human rights violations underscored and worsened by the coronavirus pandemic reverberate around the world, the realization of environmental, economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR) provides the path forward for any lawful and effective response. ESCR-Net’s Strategic Litigation Working...

  • COVID-19 has revealed a longstanding public health crisis, which is one aspect of a wider crisis of the dominant socio-economic model.  This model has entailed systemic oppressions, commodification of health and care work, weakening of social protection, and fiscal austerity driven by neoliberal...

  •  The COVID-19 pandemic is revealing the failures of the global economic system and deepening its inherent injustices and inequalities. The ...

  • Following the COVID-19 crisis and response, members have highlighted fundamental issues of concern in the context of climate justice, environmental rights and human rights, as well as  the opportunity to reflect on what this crisis means in terms of advancing a transformative rights-based agenda...

  • The COVID-19 pandemic and responses to it have both exposed and exacerbated existing structural injustices relating to inequality, discrimination, marginalization and dispossession. Traditionally marginalized groups such as women, youth, indigenous peoples, migrants and ethnic minorities are...