Collective Work

On September 17, 2015, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) published its first recommendations in response to an individual complaint, regarding a violation of the right to housing, under the Optional Protocol to the...

Meeting in Sawhoyamaxa land 

Representatives of the Sarayaku people (Ecuador), Dejusticia (Colombia), and Fundación Pachamama (Ecuador), with the...

Over the last decade, the legal opportunities for claiming economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights have greatly increased in many parts of Africa. This can be seen in the growing use of litigation strategies amongst civil society, increased legal mobilisation of...

On July 28, 2015, the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) and Dejusticia presented an amicus...

The last two months were marked by discussions held before the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) on the indivisibility of human rights, as well as on the positive obligations of States in relation to civil rights, such as the right to life. Such discussions will...

ESCR-Net Members have supported the ongoing struggle of Detroit communities to resist the denial of water and sanitation to over 30,000 households.  In conversation with the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO), the Strategic Litigation Working Group submitted an...

The ESCR-Net Strategic Litigation Working Group joined Canadian organizations in highlighting the United Nations Human Rights Committee's concluding observations in relation to Canada.  The Human Rights Committee expressed serious concerns about new human rights...

The Endorois Welfare Council (EWC) and ESCR-Net’s Strategic Litigation Working Group, with the lead of Dejusticia and Minority Rights Group International, organized a new meeting in Nakuru (Kenya) on July 4-5, 2015, bringing together more than 30 community members,...

Center for Economic and Social Rights, Medicos del Mundo, Red ACOGE and the International Network on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights affirm access to health care is still not guaranteed to all migrants in Spain.

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Written Submission for the General Discussion on the Preparation for a General Comment on Article 6 (Right to Life) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

In its ...

ESCR-Net participated in strategy meetings in Detroit, Michigan, related to the ongoing denial of human rights to water, sanitation and housing to thousands of residents in the former industrial capital of the USA. The gathering was coordinated by those at the front of the grassroots struggle...

The lives of women are affected by a variety of issues, such as the frequent lack of basic services; formal and substantive inequality; the lack of responsibility of States, companies and other global actors; discriminatory cultural stereotypes; beliefs and the...