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ESCR-Net members have been engaged in several actions in opposition to Luxembourg registered agri-business Socfin Group and its operations in several Western African countries.

Liberian members...

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Liberia
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Women and ESCR
Social Movements & Grassroots Groups

Over the past year, ESCR-Net members have begun a global discussion about how to advance economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) in situations of conflict and occupation and in post-conflict transitions. A first round of online discussions was held between December 2017 and January

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LBR 001 / 1216 / OBS 106 Threats /Judicial harassment / Arbitrary detention / Release Liberia December 12, 2016 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following...

Their silence was audible.

As 150 people took their seats, ready to inaugurate ESCR-Net’s Global Strategy Meeting, several empty chairs featured prominently among the crowd; holding space for those who did not manage...

The following petition has been initiated by ESCR-Net member Green Advocates who invites any member of ESCR-Net or the public to add their signature in support. November 3, 2016 To: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia Your Excellency: We write to express our deep concern regarding an...

Liberia is ‘back in business’. The Ebola outbreak left the country’s economy badly dented. But since the country was declared Ebola free on 9 May 2015, the government has been actively promoting private sector investment again. The first trade missions to the country...

Earlier this month Liberian environmental justice lawyer Alfred Lahai Brownell led a briefing on Bridgestone/Firestone's continued violations of child rights and environmental destruction.  As the leading lawyer on case the against Firestone, Brownell's research work with plantation workers influenced an Alien Tort Claims Act case filed against Firestone in the United States.

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Liberia
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OP-ICESCR
Country: 
Liberia
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women and ESCR
Corporate Accountability
Strategic Litigation
OP-ICESCR