ESCR-Net Newsletter - July / August 2016

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July/August 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”.


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.

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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.

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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.

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