ESCR-Net Newsletter - May / June 2016

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May/June 2016

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 Treaty Initiative Project held its third regional consultation and strategy meeting in Mexico, to advance a strong UN treaty on human rights and business.

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ESCR-Net responded to the financial crisis facing the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, sending a letter to 34 of the Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS) to request urgent funding measures.


ESCR-Net’s new Board met amid ongoing calls for the release of Saeed Baloch.


The NGO Coalition for the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR promoted the instrument’s role in advancing equality and human rights for all at the 58th Session of the African Commission of People and Human Rights.


The Strategic Litigation Working Group explored opportunities to strengthen economic, social and cultural rights litigation via a workshop in Costa Rica.


Human rights defenders exchanged strategies to challenge criminalization at a workshop organized in Mexico, as part of the System of Solidarity.


The Monitoring Working Group welcomed new Steering Committee members from Asia, Africa and Europe, adding expertise on the use of indicators, impact assessment and community-led documentation.


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