On 30 June, ESCR-Net sent a letter to the Government of Mexico to urge full protection for the rights of the Yaqui indigenous people who face serious threats as a result of the development of the “Independence Aqueduct” in the state of Sonora
The ESCR-Net Corporate Accountability Working Group released a public statement stating the CAWG “broadly welcomes the establishment of an open-ended intergovernmental working group by the UN Human Rights Council.”
The ESCR-Net Working Group on Women and ESCR, in collaboration with IWRAW-AP, has publish the Spanish version of a resource guide to promote economic, social and cultural rights of women using the Optional Protocol
25 grassroots leaders from 16 countries gathered between May 26-30, 2014 in Pachacámac (Peru) for a meeting of ESCR-Net’s Working Group of Social Movements and Grassroots Groups, in collaboration with the Peasant Confederation of Peru (CCP)
On June 11th, ESCR-Net sent a letter to the President of The Philippines and the President of the Toyota Motor Corporation, to express serious concern about the ongoing harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders in the Philippines.
Amnesty International and ESCR-Net intervened in a case demanding the implementation of a rights-based national housing strategy as recommended by the CESCR, the previous Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing and states under Canada’s Universal Periodic Review
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), with the co-sponsorship of the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Uruguay, on behalf of the Group of Friends of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on...