ESCR-Net Newsletter - March / April 2013
The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) involves 240 Members in 68 countries, together building “a global movement to make human rights and social justice a reality for all.”
Members of the Korea Transnational Corporations Watch (KTNC Watch) network, together with Indian anti-POSCO activists, outside POSCO’s headquarters in Seoul
- New Factsheet on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Guide: Claiming Women's ESC Rights Using OP-CEDAW and OP-ICESCR, published by Women and ESCR Working Group.
ESCR-Net’s System of Solidarity and Support (SOS) advanced via the launch of a secure website to enable human rights defenders to safely request urgent assistance, facilitate Members initiating solidarity actions, and provide resources for human rights defenders.
The NGO Coalition and renewed Group of Friends of the OP-ICESCR celebrated the imminent entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights with a parallel event during the 22nd Human Rights Council Session.
Members and allies involved in our ‘STOP POSCO Campaign’ undertook a series of actions in March, lobbying for the POSCO Corporation, investors and the governments of India and South Korea to stop forcibly evicting 20,000 villagers in Odisha, India.
Latin America Regional Meeting on Enforcement: Victor Abramovich (IPPDH, Argentina), Silvia Emanuelli (HIC, Mexico), Darci Frigo (Terra de Direitos, Brasil), Monica Arango (CRR, Colombia), Camilo Sanchez (Dejusticia, Colombia), Dalile Antunez (ACIJ, Argentina), Oscar Ayala (Tierraviva, Paraguay)