Collective Work

On 20 April 2021, ESCR-Net members from around the world convened for an exchange with the UN Special Rapporteur on Housing, Balakrishnan Rajagopal on the question of resisting evictions amid COVID-19. Upholding housing rights during the pandemic has been a focus of work for many members from...

During this year’s 47th session of the Human Rights Council, the following members Mihir Mankad(Center for Economic and Social Rights), Debbi Stothard (...

On May 6th, several human rights organizations submitted a joint third-party intervention in Duarte Agostinho and others v. Portugal and others, the first climate change case before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The intervenors drew on international, regional...

ESCR-Net – International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – a global network connecting over 280 nongovernmental organizations, social movements and advocates across more than 75 countries – submitted an...

Exclusion in data—which often reflects society’s values and biases about who and what counts—means exclusion in reality when it comes to crises and public policy.

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Case Filing Contributes to Collective Initiative to Develop a Feminist Global Social Pact on Care

Last month, in the case of ...

"For too long, brutal and illegal evictions have been terrorizing communities, even during a pandemic that requires us to stay at home for public health reasons. We therefore demand an end to all evictions in our cities. We demand an end to all land dispossession, utilities cut offs

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This August, several ESCR-Net members of the Strategic Litigation Working Group submitted an amicus curiae brief (in English) at the Court of Appeal of Uganda concerning the right to food in the context of the COVID-19...

In Lhaka Honhat v. Argentina, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights held that Argentina violated its obligations under Article 1.1 of the American...

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. The...