December 10, 2009 marks the first anniversary of the adoption of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. On this occasion, the International Coalition of NGO issued a statement calling upon States and civil society to mobilize their efforts for a rapid ratification and implementation of the Optional Protocol.
Western Shoshone Prevail at Ninth Circuit Court on Mt. Tenabo - Court Issues Ruling Enjoining Cortez Hills Open Pit Gold Mine. Court Agrees with Western Shoshone and Allies that the Interior Department's Approval of the Mine Likely Violated Federal Law.
Statement by Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights during the signing ceremony of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, held in New York on September 24, 2009.
Of interest, the 2009 Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on implementation of economic, social and cultural rights (E/2009/90). The report presents the concepts of implementing and monitoring human rights with specific reference to economic, social and cultural...
The IIM Lucknow National Leadership Award - 2008 for Community Service and Social Upliftment was presented to Ravi Rebbapragada of the NGO Samata, under the Young Leaders category. The award was given away by the honourable Vice President of India, Shri Hamid Ansari at Vignan Bhavan, New Delhi on 10th June 2009.
The Human Rights Centre in the School of Law at Queen's University Belfast is currently undertaking a major research project on Budget Analysis and the Advancement of Economic and Social Rights in Northern Ireland, culiminating in a large scale international conference concerning budget decisions and their effect on economic and social rights.