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Kansas Supreme Court decides school funding should be equitable and adequate

In 2010, four Kansas school districts, 31 students, and their guardians sued the State of Kansas alleging that cuts in public school budgets beginning in 2009 had left schools inadequately funded and that portions of the funding were inequitably distributed, in violation of Article 6 of the Kansas Constitution (regulating education provision), state statutes, and due process and equal protection clauses of the Kansas and United States Constitutions.

Citizens for Justice (CFJ) published this ...

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Making Tax Work for Women's Rights draws on ActionAid’s work on women’s rights and tax justice. They find that g...

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This study is based on a two-year research project carried out by the ANND in Collaboration with several national organizations and institutions. The report includes...

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On Wednesday, September 28, ESCR-Net's Working Group on Economic Policy and Human Rights held a Webinar on Privatization & Public-Private Partnerships, with opening presentations by Tessa Khan (Climate...

On Thursday, September 22, ESCR-Net's Working Group on Economic Policy and Human Rights held the first Webinar on Trade and Investment, with opening presentations by Tessa Khan (Climate Litigation Network), Zahra Bazzi (Arab NGO Network for...

In 2004 Botswana’s Secretary of Health circulated an internal directive to public medical facilities informing them of a Presidential Directive authorizing “provision of free treatment to non-citizen prisoners suffering from ailments other than AIDS.” HIV-positive Zimbabwean prisoners filed lawsuits challenging this directive after being denied free Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ARV).

Several ESCR-Net members, including ACIJ, CELS, CESR, Dejusticia and Fundar, participated in the thematic hearing on fiscal policy and human rights at the 156th session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), held in Washington DC on 22 October 2015...