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In 2006, Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ), an organization member of the ESCR-Net, filed an amparo action against the Government of the City of Buenos Aires. The purpose of the action was to have the Court order the Government to comply with its existing constitutional obligation to ensure and finance access to early education. The case centered on violations of the right to education and to equality, as well as the principle of personal autonomy.

Organized by the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (joint center of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva), this...

On December 20, 2012, three patients of the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases “Ismael Cosío Villegas” (INER) brought the indirect amparo action 1669/2012 against various authorities held responsible, including  the National Commission of Social Protection in Health, the Technical Committee of the Trust for the System of Social Protection in Health and the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases “Ismael Cosío Villegas” (INER), for the failure of said authorities to take all necessary measures to guarantee and implement the patients’ right to the enjoyment of the highest attainabl

In 2007, petitioners brought a case seeking mandamus to enforce obligations of women’s reproductive health rights under Article 20 (2) of the Interim Constitution and international human rights treaties to which Nepal is party. Petitioners argued that despite budgetary allotments by the government, no meaningful or effective programs had been initiated by the State to address the problem of uterine prolapse, as evidenced by the hundreds of thousands of women suffering from the condition. 

The Advanced Training on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 5-9 May 2014. The training is organized by the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (...

Monitoring Methodologies

Through the Monitoring Methodologies Working Group, practitioners can more systematically exchange experiences of using various methods to assess states’ action (and inaction) from the perspective of their ESCR...

An Advanced Training on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 6-10 May 2013. The training is organized by Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian...

The Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) has just published its Nexus Brief #3, which provides an introductory...

Petitioners challenged the 2009 decision of the State of Massachusetts to exclude a group of legal immigrants from its Commonwealth Care Health Insurance Program. Plaintiffs alleged that such exclusion violated the Equal Protection Clause recognized by the Constitution of Massachusetts.

Country: 
Sri Lanka
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Corporate Accountability
Social Movements & Grassroots Groups
Economic Policy and Human Rights
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