Member News

ProDESC and PODER were part of an observation mission that has reported violations to the right to consultation

ICJ launches a report that presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of an ICJ observation mission on social rights in agriculture for export in the Ica Valley, Peru

Tebtebba, Indigenous Peoples Links and Middlesex University publish a new book on indigenous people and the extractive industries during the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

Terra de Direitos held a two-day regional seminar on human rights and territory defense with participation of social movements, community associations and entities of popular advice.

Front Line Defenders publishes a report on the current conflicts between mining companies and the defenders of the rights of peasants and indigenous people in Peru

Laureates expressed their support to the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People about the ongoing pollution in Ogoniland and urge the Nigerian President to take action on the Ogoni UNEP report, three years after it was submitted

PPSS and other groups conmemorate the 9th anniversary of the day when the MoU was signed between the Government of Odisha and POSCO

Last week in Pachacámac (Peru) ESCR-Net held  an international gathering of social movements and grassroots organizations to discuss the current situation of human rights in the world, share experiences and exchange strategies for advocacy in the pursuit of social justice

Mobilized by Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens (MAB), thousands of people affected by dams came together in 10 states of Brazil to demand a National Rights Policy for People Affected by Dams (PNAB) and to denounce the increase of the price of electric energy, during the International Day of  Struggle Against Dams on March 14th.

Defend Job Philippines celebrated a significant victory late February, when charges that had been filed against several grassroots leaders were dismissed by the Provincial Prosecutor in Daet, Camarines Norte

Thousands of Ogoni people, led by  the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), mobilized to mark this year's International Human Rights Day (December 10, 2013) with a peaceful protest against the Federal Government of Nigeria over its denial of the Ogoni people's right to clean and safe environment thus compromising her right to life amongst others. 

On 10 October, 2013, ESCR-Net sent an Urgent Action appeal in response to the recent murders, arbitrary detentions, intimidation and threats against leaders of the shack-dweller movement and ESCR-Net member, Abahlali baseMjondolo and called on the Government of South Africa to uphold its human rights obligations.