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Produced by ESCR-Net and the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) at NYU School of Law, the report documents the human rights abuses being carried out to facilitate the establishment of the POSCO-India project and the forcible eviction of some 22,000 people in the state of Odisha.

 

Developed thanks to the collective work of ESCR-Net Members

ESCR-Net and member Terra de Direitos announce the release of a new publication in English, Spanish and Portuguese documenting experiences of diverse social movements that have utilized the human rights framework in their struggles for land, and the lessons they have...

Developed thanks to the collective work of ESCR-Net Members

The working paper,  “Seeding Hope? Land in the International Human Rights Agenda: Challenges and Prospects” builds on the work of many members to promote a stronger international recognition of human rights issues related to land, and to elevate the perspectives and demands of social movements in human rights advocacy relating to issues of land and territory..

Developed thanks to the collective work of ESCR-Net Members

In 2007, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing presented to the Human Rights Council a set of "Basic principles and guidelines on development-based evictions and displacement". These guidelines aim to assist States in developing policies and legislations...

Almost
 half
 of
 the
 people
 in
 the
 world
 are
 peasants.
 
 Even
 in
 the
 high‐tech
 world,
 people 
eat 
food 
produced 
by
peasants.
Small‐scale 
agriculture 
is 
not 
just 
an 
economic
 activity;
it 
means 
life 
for 
many 
people.

The
 security 
of 
the
...

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly during its 61st session at UN Headquarters in New York City on 13 September 2007.

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The Displacement Research and Action Network (DRAN), an initiative of the Program for Human Rights and Justice at MIT, is the first-ever global network on displacement and land rights. It brings together activists, academics and policy makers to build new...

Between April and August of 2011, ESCR-Net carried out an extensive mapping exercise including 44 interviews and extensive desk research on the topic of development-induced displacement.  The resulting Mapping Report and Background Document was finalized in September, 2011.

Since the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, several United Nations mechanisms for enforcing and protecting economic, social, and cultural rights have emerged. One of the most important international mechanisms for defending and promoting ESCR...

See the online version of the documentary film project-- Human Rights For and By the People: Securing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights from Below!