Collective Work & Discussions

Continuing with our focus on cross-cutting issues in ESCR monitoring, our August Discussion—facilitated by Francesca Feruglio from Nazdeek—explored how to ensure meaningful community participation in the human rights documentation process. Once again, there was much...

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This month we changed the format of our Monthly Discussions to focus on cross-cutting issues of ESCR monitoring in the hope of enticing examples and more discussion from our Working Group members. Many thanks to our Working Group...

Hi everyone and welcome to July’s monthly discussion on “Getting Started on New Monitoring Project”. I’m Allison Corkery, from the Center for Economic and Social Rights and one of the co-coordinators of the Working Group. I’ll be...

In our June discussion, Diego de la Mora from FUNDAR, Radhika Balikrishna from CWGL, Dalile Atunez from ACIJ, and Allison Corkery from CESR discussed challenges and opportunities for monitoring tax policy—sharing insights from an...

Several working group members recently participated in an International Strategy Meeting on Advancing Tax Justice through Human Rights in Lima, Peru which brought together human rights...

UN treaty monitoring bodies (TMBs) are a key avenue through which the Center for Reproductive Rights engages to pressure states to respect, protect and fulfill women’s reproductive rights. Over the course of any given year, the Center submits upwards of thirty shadow...

In our April Discussion, Cathy Albisa of NESRI introduced worker-driven social responsibility (WSR) as a form of labor rights monitoring. WSR, which emerged from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) Campaign for Fair Food,...

If we understand a human rights crisis in terms of disease, finding the cure depends on the right diagnosis, the combination of monitoring (determining symptoms) and root cause analysis of the problem (identifying the underlying disease).  However, the ultimate cure...

In general, the monitoring of ESC rights has been associated with a citizen-led process of following and advocating in the realm of public policy, and has been relatively infrequent in the context of mega-development projects. The current context in Mexico is...