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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...

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...

ESCR-Net sent a letter to the Government of Philippines to raise concern about the criminalization of human rights defenders: Roy Velez, Amelita...

In the past week, several organizational members of ESCR-Net denounced the killing of indigenous leader Emerito Samarca, along with two other individuals, on September 1st in Lianga, Surigao del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines. Emerito Samarca was a prominent leader of...

Please take action on human rights defenders in the Philippines. Please copy the letter and forward it to the address provided. Thank you for taking action on behalf of human rights defenders at risk. Target adresses: Hon. Leila M. De Lima Secretary, Department of Justice (DOJ) Padre Faura Street...

Please download the full report here. Also available in Spanish ...