Collective Work

On 27 April 2021, ESCR-Net co-hosted an online discussion on land rights. Over 50 members from across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe and North America, convened virtually to learn from each other’s experiences and strengthen shared analysis and...

On May 6th, several human rights organizations submitted a joint third-party intervention in Duarte Agostinho and others v. Portugal and others, the first climate change case before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The intervenors drew on international, regional...

"The climate crisis is the greatest threat that humanity faces, affecting the enjoyment of all human rights. The solution to this crisis involves changing all systems globally which requires complex, systemic and profound actions. The climate crisis brings together and
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From 1-3 September 2020, ESCR-Net’s Networkwide Project on Environment & ESCR and Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente (AIDA) co-hosted a strategy meeting...

In Lhaka Honhat v. Argentina, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights held that Argentina violated its obligations under Article 1.1 of the American...

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...

On International Women’s Day 2020, from the Philippines, India, Fiji, Nepal, United Kingdom, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador to Paraguay, over one million women in all their diversities, from 60 countries went on a Women’s Global Strike to...

Following the COVID-19 crisis and response, members have highlighted fundamental issues of concern in the context of climate justice, environmental rights and human rights, as well as  the opportunity to reflect on what this crisis means in terms of advancing a transformative rights-based agenda...

The Day After Tomorrow: Confronting Systemic Injustices, Advancing Human Rights

 

  • ESCR-Net Global Call to Action – already endorsed by 135 members and 40 allies from over 60 countries – advances collective demands for a just recovery and new normal in the face of COVID19
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ESCR-Net members have identified environmental destruction and climate change as one of five common conditions threatening communities globally, highlighting the endlessly extractive nature of our dominant economic system and the commodification of nature. Eco-destruction and climate change...

In recent years, coordinated by the Working Group on Women and ESCR, grassroots women leaders have been articulating shared positions and advancing collective action on land and natural resources; most recently, via a second exchange and a series of contributions to the UN Committee on Economic...