October/November 2015 If you are having trouble viewing this email and wish to view the Newsletter on our website, click here: English | Español | Fr
The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) involves over 270 Members in 70 countries, together building “a global movement to make human rights and social justice a reality for all”.
The Economic Policy Working Group has initiated a mapping exercise to explore evolving analyses of global conditions, existing advocacy of members and new spaces were collective action might strengthen the realization of human rights.
ESCR-Net launched a French version of "Claiming ESCR at the United Nations: a manual on utilizing the OP-ICESCR in strategic litigation.”
The Strategic Litigation Working Group, together with FESPAD, co-facilitated an ESCR litigation workshop, exploring opportunities afforded by El Salvador’s ratification of the OP-ICESCR.
The Monitoring Working Group launched a new webpage and presented a monthly discussion facilitated by CESR on how new Sustainable Development Goal Indicators might become a tool for human rights accountability.
▪ ESCR-Net, with KHRC and FIDH, will co-host the second regional consultation of the Treaty Initiative, in Nairobi, October 23-25.
▪ The NGO Coalition for the OP-ICESCR in partnership with the Group of Friends of the OP-ICESCR and the OHCHR will hold a side-event on the role of the OP-ICESCR in the context of SDGs during the UN Third Committee Sessions, in New York, October 21.
▪ The Strategic Litigation Working Group, with the Plataforma das ONGs de Cabo Verde, will facilitate a workshop on ESCR litigation, in Cabo Verde, October 29-30.
▪ The Women and ESCR Working Group will facilitate a joint briefing with the UN Committee on ESCR and CEDAW Committee in Geneva, November 7.
▪ The Corporate Accountability Working Group will hold Treaty Initiative and Corporate Capture sessions at the UN Forum on Business and HR in Geneva, December 16-18.