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On September 4-7, 2018 the ESCR-Net Corporate Accountability Working Group (CAWG) held its fourth Peoples’ Forum on Human Rights and Business in Manila, the Philippines.

The event was co-hosted by ...

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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­­­­­The Corporate Accountability Working Group had a marked presence at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva 27-29 November, with 21 of its members engaged. Amongst the more visible actions by ESCR-Net members was a side panel addressing instances of corporate...

Global Witness, the author of the report, Defenders of the Earth, showcases their research on the 200 land and environmental defenders’ deaths in 2016. The increasing suppression of environmental and land rights activism in many countries is spreading, and their right...

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...