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 NGO Coalition for the OP-ICESCR promoted the Campaign for Ratification at the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly and the 57th Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
The Strategic Litigation Working Group organized a workshop in Cabo Verde on ESCR litigation and advocacy utilizing the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on ESCR (OP-ICESCR), while advocating implementation in two events at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
The Monitoring Working Group is facilitating a new online discussion focused on linking human rights indicators to right to information advocacy.
December 10, Human Rights Day
ESCR-Net members around the world will celebrate #HumanRightsDay on December 10. As this day also marks the 7th anniversary of the adoption of the OP–ICESCR, ESCR-Net is encouraging its members and allies to Take Action for its ratification.