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Inter-American Court recognizes the direct enforceability of ESCR

Alfredo Lagos del Campo was fired from his job on July 1, 1989. Mr. Lagos del Campo had previously been a union leader but, at the time of his dismissal, he was the President of the Electoral Committee, an elected representative of the company’s Industrial Community (a type of employee organization in Peru created through law). Mr. Lagos del Campo gave an interview for a magazine in his capacity as President of the Electoral Committee, stating he had publicly denounced actions by his employer who he believed was pressuring workers using extortion and coercive tactics.

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MiningWatch Canada has called on the Canadian Government to denounce the harassment and criminalization of members of human rights and environmental justice organizations and local community leaders, as well as a member of their staff, for their

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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 ...

In 2002, the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) accepted this communication as admissible for consideration. This case concerns the plight of K.L., a 17-year-old who was pregnant with an anencephalic foetus. Anencephalia is a condition incompatible with life for the fetus, and that jeopardizes the pregnant woman's health. Her doctor informed K.L. that her pregnancy complications exposed her to a life-threatening risk.  Upon his advice, she decided to terminate her pregnancy.

The movements of people affected by dams, includding several ESCR-Members, from different Latin-American countries call to organizations, networks, activists and social movements to sum to the mobilizations of the week of March 14...

Marco Antonio Arana Zegarra filed a constitutional remedy against a ruling by Cajamarca´s Superior Court of Justice that dismissed his complaint requesting that Yanacocha´s Conga project be suspended due to the threats it posed to the right to live in an adequate and balanced environment, and on the basis of irregularities in the approval of the project’s EIA.