Discussion Group Guidelines


  • The Google Group is meant for postings related to economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) or specific themes within the larger field of ESCR. We will only post messages related to economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR). ESCR-Net specifically affirms that all human rights-economic, social and cultural, as well as civil and political-are interrelated and interdependent, and many other topics are undoubtedly relevant to struggles for a more just, fair and equitable world. However, out of respect for participants and their particular interests, we limit postings to ESCR-related topics.

  • We will not post any messages contrary to the advancement of human rights. Excluded messages include any defense of human rights violations or any discriminatory language (for example, racist language or derogatory references to a particular group).

  • We will not post personal messages. In particular, we will not post personal attacks on an individual or group. Additionally, we encourage individuals to directly email individual participants or groups with personal messages that are not appropriate for a public listserv. As a general rule, we also encourage participants to directly contact other participants about any events or activities that they have posted.

  • We will not post commercial advertisements (or spam).

  • We are happy to introduce other ESCR-related lists or human rights networks through the general discussion group. However, we cannot regularly distribute mass mailings (e.g.,  organizational newsletters) that belong to other lists. Other groups are welcome to post information regarding how to subscribe to their listserv(s).


  • All official communication related to ESCR-Net -  International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will be translated into English, Spanish, French and Arabic. Key ESCR-Net documents may also be translated into other languages based on the needs of the participants and the capacity of the Secretariat.

  • Participants are welcome to post messages in any language. If possible, we encourage participants to provide at least a summary of their posting in one or more of the four main working languages of ESCR-Net (i.e., English, Spanish, French and Arabic). The secretariat does not have the staff capacity or financial resources to translate participant postings. Participants are encouraged to undertake their own translations if possible.

Go to the ESCR-Net General Discussion Google Group.