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20
Feb
2017

Land grabbing particularly affects peasant and rural communities in Africa, threatening their right to adequate food and nutrition, water and sanitation, health and housing. In August 2001, approx. 4,000 people were violently evicted from their land of 2524 hectares...

Country: 
Switzerland
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Strategic Litigation

If you are planning to assist the 4th UN Business and Human Rights Forum (16  - 18 November in Geneva), the app “Geneva Human Rights Agenda” could be of use to you. It will help you organise your agenda during...

Country: 
Switzerland
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Corporate Accountability
OP-ICESCR
18
Jun
2015

Advancing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR):

The role of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on ESCR in securing access to justice at all levels

Welcome remarks: H.E Mr. Pedro Nuno ...

Glor, was declared unfit for mandatory military service or the alternative civil service offered to conscientious objector due to diabetes. He was ordered to pay a tax for exemption from military service, as he fell below the 40% disabled threshold for exemption from the tax. The tax was for a non-negligible amount assessed over several years. Glor claimed a violation of his rights under Article 14 in conjunction with Article 7 of the European Convention on Human Rights for discrimination on the basis of a disability.

We invite you to join us at a special public forum to highlight the importance of strengthening the voice and capacity of those whose human rights are affected by business, focusing particularly on the development and utilization of new documentation, advocacy tools, strategies and tactics.

Country: 
Switzerland
Country: 
Switzerland
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
OP-ICESCR