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Statement: "The Coronavirus Crisis and the Crisis of Poverty: A Message from Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis"

March 2020

>> https://kairoscenter.org/coronavirus-crisis-of-poverty/

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

Statement: "Our Statement on COVID-19/Coronavirus and Human Rights"

10 March 2020

>> https://dignityandrights.org/2020/03/our-statement-on-covid-19-coronavirus-and-human-...

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

TO: President Trump, Vice President Pence and Members of the 116th Congress
Poverty Amidst Pandemic: A Moral Response to COVID-19

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Economic, Social And Cultural Rights In Changing Times - call for submissions

>> https://www.gi-escr.org/escr-in-changing-times

Latinoamérica y COVID-19: ¿Cómo queda la justicia? | Ciclo de conversaciones virtuales sobre la respuesta de los sistemas de justicia frente a la emergencia

>> http://dplf.org/es/event/latinoamerica-...

A regional civil society Initiative for Human Rights in Fiscal Policy in Latin America calls on States to undertake broad fiscal redistribution, and on multilateral institutions to free up fiscal space, in order to avoid dire human rights consequences.

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The announcement made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, which stated that the US will no longer consider Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, was denounced by human rights defenders across the world, including ESCR-Net members.


Landmark Ruling Restricts Immunity of the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group

At the founding of international organizations like the IFC, United Nations, and International Monetary Fund at the close of World War II, the U.S. Congress passed the International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945 that granted these international organizations the "same immunity from suit . . . as is enjoyed by foreign governments,” although organizations could limit or expand immunity in their charters. From 1945-1952, courts followed the Department of State view that because foreign governments had absolute immunity, so should the international organizations.