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On January 27, 2016, over twenty civil society organizations from the United States and Canada, including the following ESCR-Net members: Center of Concern, CESR, CIEL, CWGL, DPLF, Kairos/Poverty Initiative, Mining Watch, PHRGE, and Tara Melish, gathered at the...

Former president says 2010 Citizens United court decision has corrupted US politics. More info
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On June 25th, 2015, in King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court decided a matter impacting the health care coverage of millions of Americans. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted by Congress in 2010 to increase the number of Americans covered by health insurance. Under the ACA, people can purchase health insurance through an “exchange” in each state, basically, a marketplace that allows people to compare and purchase insurance plans. Every state can create its own exchange but if the state chooses not to, the federal government then establishes such an exchange.

The international human rights organization WITNESS announced the official launch of ...

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United States of America
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Corporate Accountability
Strategic Litigation
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Eighteen grassroots leaders from eight countries came together in the Gulf Region of the US in a small meeting of ESCR-Net’s Social Movement Working Group. The participants, senior-level...

The Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS), The New School and the Observatory on Latin America (OLA) | Global Urban Futures Project (Milano) organice the event: Cities & Social Justice: Human Rights & Public Policy in the Americas on October...

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This two-part event will bring together New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, journalist and human rights advocate Horacio Verbitsky, urban and community planner Ron Shiffman, urbanist Eduardo Reese, urban rights specialist Edesio Fernandez, and Don D. Chen Director of the...

Country: 
United States of America
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Corporate Accountability
Strategic Litigation
OP-ICESCR