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In December 2019, The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) published a briefing entitled “Dismantling the Dogmas of Austerity and Fiscal Injustice in Latin America,” refuting 10 commonly held...

UN Human Rights Committee Finds Right to Life Violation Due to Massive Crop Fumigation in Paraguay

On January 6, 2011, farmer Ruben Portillo died in transit from a hospital after experiencing severe nausea and fever, allegedly because of his intake of agrochemicals (pesticides and insecticides). Twenty-two other members of Colonia Yeruticreadaen (“Colonia”), in the Curuguaty District of Paraguay, were affected by similar symptoms at the same time.

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

What is this case about?

The Sawhoyamaxa indigenous community was evicted from its traditional lands in the Paraguayan Chaco in the 1990s. In 2001, ESCR-Net Member Tierraviva los Pueblos...

Paraguayan organization Tierraviva a los Pueblos Indígenas del Chaco recently became more optimistic regarding the possibility of achieving new...

This report is the third in a planned five-volume series looking at the effectiveness of strategic...

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

On December 9, 2015, the Paraguayan Council of Justice (Consejo de Superintendencia de Justicia) issued a decision on the administrative inquiry procedure initiated against human rights’ defender, Julia Cabello, applying a sanction of admonition (amonestación). On...

Meeting in Sawhoyamaxa land 

Representatives of the Sarayaku people (Ecuador), Dejusticia (Colombia), and Fundación Pachamama (Ecuador), with the...

On July 28, 2015, the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) and Dejusticia presented an amicus...