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ESCR-Net presents the Portuguese version of this guide that provides information on strategic litigation under the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR

The lawyer Darci Frigo received an award from the Brazilian Ministry of Justice for his contribution to improving access to justice

ESCR-Net has recently participated in two global gatherings to discuss human rights issues relating to land, natural resources and housing.

Conectas launches the commemorative issue of the international journal on human rights

Terra de Direitos held a two-day regional seminar on human rights and territory defense with participation of social movements, community associations and entities of popular advice.

DHESCA Brazil presents balance of activities of the Human Rights Rapporteurs for the period 2012-2014

The Center for Reproductive Rights and Advocacia Cidadã Pelos Direitos Humanos submitted the first maternal mortality case brought to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in November 2007.

Mobilized by Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens (MAB), thousands of people affected by dams came together in 10 states of Brazil to demand a National Rights Policy for People Affected by Dams (PNAB) and to denounce the increase of the price of electric energy, during the International Day of  Struggle Against Dams on March 14th.

Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB) reported the commencement of evictions of families living in urban areas of Altamira do Para in Brazil last Wednesday. These families are living in areas that will be flooded by the Belo Monte dam, which has been promoted by the government of Brazil and multiple investors.