July/August 2016 If you are having trouble viewing this email and wish to view the Newsletter on our website, click here: English | Español | Françai
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”.
Endorois women strengthened their advocacy for substantive equality and land restitution via a workshop co-facilitated by the Strategic Litigation and Women and ESCR Working Groups in Kenya.
The NGO Coalition for the OP-ICESCR called for enhancing access to justice for economic, social, and cultural rights in ASEAN via a workshop at the ASEAN Peoples’ Forum in East Timor, and emphasized that sustainable development requires accountability for existing human rights obligations at a UN side event with the Group of Friends of ESCR in New York.
ESCR-Net launches its 2015 Annual Report in English, Spanish and French, detailing impacts from collective work carried out by the Network’s membership.
The Corporate Accountability Working Group welcomes responses to a survey and undertakes related case research to strengthen advocacy to confront corporate capture of government institutions and decision-making.
ESCR-Net celebrates the release of Saeed Baloch, while issuing urgent actions on situations affecting human rights and environmental defenders in Colombia and Nepal.
▪ The Women and ESCR Working Group will hold a regional workshop in Lebanon from 29 August to 2 September 2016, and will facilitate a session entitled “Challenging power through litigation: strategies to realise women's ESCR“ at the AWID Forum on 10 September from 11:30-1:00.
▪ The Corporate Accountability Working Group will engage with the UN intergovernmental working group on business and human rights, 24-28 October, in Geneva, via its Treaty Initiative Project.
▪ The Economic Policy Working Group will coordinate multilingual webinars in September and October on key issues emerging from a mapping of member work and analysis; dates and topics will be announced soon.