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Women human rights defenders and their supporters in Cambodia freed, following a letter sent by ESCR-Net and advocacy by other organizations

An Afghan citizen (Mr. M.S.S.) presented an asylum application in Belgium after entering the EU through Greece. Pursuant to the Dublin Regulations (EU law that determines which country has responsibility for processing specific asylum petitions), Belgium transferred him back to Greece in order for Greece to process the asylum petition. Greece detained the applicant in degrading conditions and then released him into the country to await a decision on his application. During this time, Mr. M.S.S. was homeless, not permitted to work, and had no access to sanitary facilities or any resources.

The social movement of South Africa secure access to electricity for shack dwellers in Siyanda and hail the arrest of two local councilors following the murder of their leader last year

Housing & Land Rights Network and Habitat International Coalition publish a new report featuring civil society perspectives

Letter sent to the President of Guatemala calls for a fair trial for the social leaders detained in Huehuetenango

Letter sent to the President of Guatemala calls for a fair trial for the social leaders detained in Huehuetenango

HIC-Al, ACIJ and CELS, among others, achieved a regional hearing of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

A newly-published CESR factsheet illustrates the role Spain’s fiscal austerity policies have played in driving poverty and inequality in the country

ESCR-Net has requested leave from the U.S. District Court to be recognized as amicus curiae in support of residents challenging the City of Detroit’s decision to cut off water supply to thousands of households unable to pay their bills

The Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum held a rally against arrests and tortures faced by the fishermen community