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Inter-American Court Finds Right to Health Violation in the Context of Emergency Medical Services

On January 17, 2001, Vinicio Poblete Vilches was admitted to the Chilean public Hospital Sotero del Rio with severe respiratory failure. He was 76 years old and was sent to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where he was in an unconscious state for several days. He underwent surgery, was discharged and readmitted, and died in the hospital on February 7. The principal questions before the Inter-American Court were whether the state violated: 1) the human rights to health and life of Mr.

Earlier this May, over 200 civil society organizations expressed their alarm over recent state actions to debilitate the inter-American human rights system. The...

Several civil society organizations including ESCR-Net member, Observatorio Ciudadano, jointly submitted "Comments And Contributions From Civil Society For The List Of Issues And Questions...

The Justice and Peace Commission of Bolivia / Chile of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd submitted the Individual organisation Alternative Report to the Government of Chile in 2012. Prison conditions for women are primarily addressed in this...

Articulación Feminista por la Libertad de Decidir submitted a Shadow Report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. Made in October 2012, the submission addresses discrimination, trafficking and prostitution, education, employment, health, and...

The Red Latinoamericana sobre Industrias Extractivas (RLIE), of which Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación is a member, launched a new website...

On 3 June 2016, the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) sent ...

Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and other organizations called on UN human rights experts to question the government of Chile about the human rights violations resulting from its privatised education system

Diaguita communities and individuals living in the Huasco river's high basin, in the Atacama region of Chile, filed an action to protect constitutional rights against Compañía Minera Nevada SpA (a subsidiary of Canada-based Barrick Gold) and the Comisión de Evaluación Ambiental (Chile's government agency dealing with environmental issues).

The Coordinadora de Andina de Organizaciones Indigenas (Coordinator of Andean Organizations), member of ESCR-Net’s Social Movement Working Group, celebrates a new executive council.