Collective Work

On September 5th, several member organizations of the Strategic Litigation Working Group of the ESCR-Net (SLWG) including Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA) (Mexico...

At the ESCR-Net Global Strategy Meeting in November 2016, over 140 representatives of Member organizations – working across four languages – defined shared objectives to collectively confront unjust systems and promote transformative alternatives to advance ESCR over the next...

On 20 June 2017, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued a ruling, recognizing tenants’ right to adequate housing.

Mohamed Bourmouz, Naouel Bellili and their children were evicted from the home they had rented in Madrid, Spain...

*Update: Following the event below, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) selected Soledad García Muñoz to be the first Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social, Cultural, and Environmental Rights (ESCER).

The...

Several ESCR-Net members attended the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) for its sixteenth session in New York City between 24 April and 5 May. During that time, members came together several times to share experiences about...

Several ESCR-Net members launched a book on the enforcement of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) in March 2017. The book, ...

For the last five years, ESCR-Net's Strategic Litigation Working Group (SLWG) has promoted the restitution of lands to the Endorois community via the...

On August 10-12, 2016, the Endorois Welfare Council (EWC), with the support of ESCR-Net, organized its first women’s workshop, bringing to Nakuru (Kenya) 25 women from the 16 locations where the Endorois live today.

Unprecedented ruling by...

In the context of the 50th anniversary of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the first rulings of the Committee on ESCR (CESCR) under the OP-ICESCR, and advances in...

ESCR-Net's Strategic Litigation Working Group (formerly Adjudication Working Group) is publishing a new commentary on the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR). This new ...