Collective Work

Members and partners of the Strategic Litigation Working Group (SLWG) foregrounded implementation at the 57th Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), which was held on Nov. 4-11, 2015, in Banjul, The Gambia....

In September, the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) issued historic recommendations, finding Spain in violation of the right to housing, in the first case...

The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights presents the new French version of the guide "...

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...