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On July 3, 2013, ESCR-Net and the International Human Rights Clinic of New York University's School of Law sent a letter to the Cheif Minister of Odisha, India, calling for the suspension of the POSCO-India project unless and until human rights are respected and upheld.

 

Between April and August of 2011, ESCR-Net carried out an extensive mapping exercise including 44 interviews and extensive desk research on the topic of development-induced displacement.  The resulting Mapping Report and Background Document was finalized in September, 2011.

On February 15, 2012, over 250 human rights activists, organizations, academics and independent experts placed an Open Letter in the Indian media to underscore their deep concern about the ongoing violent acquisition of land by the government of Odisha, to make way for the POSCO corporation's integrated steel plant.

On January 25, 2013, ESCR-Net sent an urgent appeal to the Government of India, the POSCO corporation and the Government of Korea to express serious converns about plans by the Indian authorities to proceed with the forced eviction in Jagatsinghpur District, Odisha to facilitate the construction of the POSCO steel plant, as well as imminent threats against human rights defenders in the area who have mobilized to protect their lands.

Country: 
Lebanon
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women & ESCR
Corporate Accountability
Economic Policy
OP-ICESCR

The 16th of October is World Food Day, celebrated around the world as a means to promote effective approaches to ending hunger. However, with nearly one billion of people suffering from hunger, World Food Day also marks another year of serious violations of the right to food.

The 16th of October is World Food Day, celebrated around the world as a means to promote effective approaches to ending hunger. However, with nearly one billion of people suffering from hunger, World Food Day also marks another year of serious violations of the right to food. The right to food is a fundamental human right, recognized in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 11 of the and General Comment 12 of the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights. 

ESCR-Net member, Ekta Parishad, has achieved a massive victory. Just nine days after the launch of the Jansatyagraha, a historic march to demand a right to land and livelihood, the Government of India announced its acceptance of the movement’s key demands.

Position paper by the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum regarding serious human rights and environmental concerns about planned mega-city, Zulfiqarabad.

Country: 
Sri Lanka
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women & ESCR
Corporate Accountability
Social Movements & Grassroots Groups
Economic Policy
OP-ICESCR