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An overhaul of the economic system is long overdue: the signs were all there in 2020 but a year into the pandemic, the rich have grown richer and governments continue to sacrifice lives for the illusion of economic growth.

The term “late capitalism” picked up traction in the 2010s,...

ESCR-Net – International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – a global network connecting over 280 nongovernmental organizations, social movements and advocates across more than 75 countries – submitted an...

 

The world is facing one of its most daunting challenges - a pandemic that has intensified social, political, economic and environmental crises in almost every context, increasing inequality, facilitating continued inaction on climate change, and imperiling human rights...

In November 2020, for the first time ever over 450 public development banks (PDBs) came together for the Finance in Common Summit to discuss their post-COVID19 recovery plans. Hosted by France, the Summit took place amid deepening public...

Following discussions within ESCR-Net’s membership on climate and environmental justice and human rights in relation to the COVID-19 crisis, multiple members co-authored short articles in this context, including the following piece which was originally published on...

* Following discussions within ESCR-Net’s membership on climate and environmental justice and human rights in relation to the COVID-19 crisis, multiple members co-authored short articles in this context, including the following piece which was originally published on...

Call for a Strong Binding Treaty to Regulate Corporate Power

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, ESCR-Net members called on States to "support negotiations for an...

ESCR-Net, in discussion with the Board and members co-organizing upcoming events and actions, made the difficult decision to cancel all events at least through the end of May 2020.  In doing so, members repeatedly raised the need to advocate for the primacy of human rights in any immediate...