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The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR) is a key human rights treaty that strengthens access to justice in relation to people’s economic, social and cultural rights. It...

Developed thanks to the collective work of ESCR-Net Members

On 3 June 2016, the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) sent ...

Welcome to our December monthly discussion! I’m Alejandra Umpiérrez from the Center for Archives and Access to Public Information (CAinfo), a Uruguay-based civil society organization advocating for the right to information, freedom of expression and citizen...

On 28 September 2015, in celebrating the International Right to Know Day, the Center for Archives and Access to Public Information (CAinfo) launched a new website to monitor data on the right to health in Uruguay: www.salud.org.uy. Focusing...

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Struggles for women’s rights related to housing, land and property (HLP) reinforce the interdependence of economic, political, social, civil and cultural rights while highlighting the disproportionate impacts suffered by women and the gender-specific ways in which...

IELSUR, ESCR-Net and the NGO Coalition for an OP-ICESCR organized an open public event and workshop on strategic litigation under the OP-ICESCR on August 14-15 in Montevideo.  Leading domestic organizations in Uruguay attended the event.

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

Luis Pedernera, Coordinator of IELSUR, an ESCR-Net Member Organization, criticizes Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez's failure to put human rights at the forefront of the country's public safety policy.

Country: 
Uruguay
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Strategic Litigation
OP-ICESCR