Since the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, several United Nations mechanisms for enforcing and protecting economic, social, and cultural rights have emerged. One of the most important international mechanisms for defending and promoting ESCR...

After the 2011 Arab uprisings the IMF signalled change to its longstanding policies to focus more on inclusive growth and social inclusion. The ...

The ETO Consortium released a new publication series to provide guidance on how to apply extraterritorial obligations

A new resource from ESCR-Net member CWGL, Maximum Available Resources & Human Rights: Analytical Report examines the many ways that governments can access financial resources in order to fulfill their obligation to use ‘maximum available resources' (MAR) for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights.

This page contains information on export credit agencies and their impact on human rights.  ECAs use public funds to provide loans, guarantees, and insurance in support of overseas investment and exports by domestic corporations and often fund controversial projects.

View the Resource Page on Trade, Investment, and Human Rights.  The page includes resources on the World Trade Organization, profiles of organizations working on trade and investment,  publications of organizations working on trade and investment, and additional sources of information.