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Over the last decade, the legal opportunities for claiming economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights have greatly increased in many parts of Africa. This can be seen in the growing use of litigation strategies amongst civil society, increased legal mobilisation of...

Today, SERI and the History Workshop at the University of the Witwatersrand have launched a website that will allow people to experience a convening on the Marikana Commission of...

Women’s League of Abahlali baseMjondolo, part of  ESCR-Net's member Abahlali baseMjondolo, delivered the following statement on the occasion of Women's Day.

The Abahlali Women's...

SERI and the LRC, who represent the families of the 37 mineworkers killed at Marikana on August 2012, issued a press statement regarding the publication of the Marikana Commission report

Thirty-three members and allies from seventeen countries attended the gathering in Johannesburg, South Africa

The social movement of South Africa secure access to electricity for shack dwellers in Siyanda and hail the arrest of two local councilors following the murder of their leader last year

South African Supreme Court advances enforcement of right to decent housing

SERI, LRC, CLC, Section27 and other Members welcome South Africa’s ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

SERI released a publication on the state of human rights advocats in South Africa

South African members of the NGO Coalition, Community Law Centre (CLC) and Socio Economic Rights Institute (SERI) together with their partners People Health's Movements South Africa, Black Sash, GCAP,  Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) and the...