Collective Work

Update: On June 17, 2020, the First Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in Mexico ruled unanimously that the statistics bureau, INEGI, must indeed include informal settlements officially in the census. Further information and initial reactions from the...

On March 3, 2020, a group of Strategic Litigation Working Group (SLWG) and Monitoring Working Group (MWG) members discussed working methods and rights enforcement with members of the United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (CESCR), as well as...

ESCR-Net, in discussion with the Board and members co-organizing upcoming events and actions, made the difficult decision to cancel all events at least through the end of May 2020.  In doing so, members repeatedly raised the need to advocate for the primacy of human rights in any immediate...

As human rights violations underscored and worsened by the coronavirus pandemic reverberate around the world, the realization of environmental, economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR) provides the path forward for any lawful and effective response. ESCR-Net’s Strategic Litigation Working...

The Day After Tomorrow: Confronting Systemic Injustices, Advancing Human Rights

 

  • ESCR-Net Global Call to Action – already endorsed by 135 members and 40 allies from over 60 countries – advances collective demands for a just recovery and new normal in the face of COVID19
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ESCR-Net members have identified environmental destruction and climate change as one of five common conditions threatening communities globally, highlighting the endlessly extractive nature of our dominant economic system and the commodification of nature. Eco-destruction and climate change...

Members of ESCR-Net’s Strategic Litigation Working Group (SLWG) met in Kampala, Uganda, in November 2019 for a strategy meeting. Co-hosted by Initiative for Social and Economic Rights...

ESCR-Net, together with the Centre for Human Rights and Development and in partnership with the Open Society Forum, will host its first of a series of economic, social and...

 

Data — especially official data — should align with human rights standards and obligations. It should be available and accessible to human rights advocates and communities in ways that makes it truly useful and relevant for informing decisions that affect their lives...

On November 5, 2018, members gathered for a webinar discussion titled: “Implementing CESCR Decisions: Lessons from the Experience of the Follow-Up Procedure in MBD v. Spain.” The online seminar about the...