ESCR-Net's interventions in the Human Rights Council 2021

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

During this year’s 47th session of the Human Rights Council, the following members Mihir Mankad(Center for Economic and Social Rights), Debbi Stothard (ALTSEAN-Burma), and Allana Kembabazi (Initiative for Social and Economic Rights) delivered formal interventions on behalf of ESCR-Net. 

In their interventions, members urged States to comply with their duties to provide just equitable access to Covid 19 vaccines through international cooperation and support for the TRIPS waiver. Members also called for corporate accountability beyond the voluntary United Nations Guiding Principles and urged States to support a strong international legally binding instrument to regulate corporate power and hold corporate actors accountable for their infringement upon human rights.

View their full interventions below. 

Mihir Mankad CESR Intervention


Mihir's intervention during the #HRC47 for @srpoverty stated on behalf of our members, the urgent need for States to cooperate and create just and equitable access to #covid19 vaccines.

Read our urgent appeal, which echos his intervention.⬇️

— ESCR-Net / Red-DESC (@ESCRNet) June 30, 2021

Debbies HRC Full intervention

Watch @DebbieStot's from @Altsean intervention at #HRC47, where she disagreed with the UNGPS' voluntary nature. According to her, If given the option to protect #humanrights or not, most States lack the political will to do so & opt-out. #bizhumanrights #humanrights @WGBizHRs

— ESCR-Net / Red-DESC (@ESCRNet) June 30, 2021


Allana's HRC intervention 2021

At #HRC47, ESCR-Net requests 1) public responses on human rights compliance by States & business blocking COVID19 vaccine & treatment waivers at WTO, 2) end to corporate impunity via binding international instruments- hear out Allana in dialogue with the @WGBizHRs #bizhumanrights

— ESCR-Net / Red-DESC (@ESCRNet) June 30, 2021