Collective Work

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...
In September 2018, members of the SLWG participated in a webinar hosted by ESCR-Net regarding an online tool being developed by the Commission’s executive secretariat and the state of Paraguay to...

From 22-25 July, 31 member representatives from 17 countries met in Durban, South Africa, organized with Abahlali baseMjondolo and the ...

From 8-11 May 2018, the Women and ESCR Working Group and the Strategic Litigation Working Group of ESCR-Net collaborated with our member, the Endorois Welfare Council (EWC), in facilitating a workshop on human rights principles and organizing for Endorois women leaders at Lake Bogoria in Kenya....

The UN Human Rights Committee recently issued a positive decision in Toussaint v. Canada, a case examining the government’s life-threatening denial of health coverage based on Ms. Nell Toussaint’s irregular migrant status. Member organization...