Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (General)

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Toolkit for Action for the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - available in 4 languages

Developed by the International NGO Coalition for an Optional Protocol, the Toolkit for Action for the Optional Protocol...

The Coalition's efforts are focused on ensuring the prompt entry into force of the Optional Protocol, its proper implementation, and increasing the knowledge and capacity of individuals, groups and organizations to work with this mechanism.

Should African States ratify the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights? A guide to the complementarity between the human rights systems at the African regional level and the international level. 

The guide is available in...

As Iraq continues to struggle with armed conflict and a protracted humanitarian crisis, Minority Rights Group and the...

A publication in Arabic by the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) tackling the issue of employment policies in Lebanon. Since independence and until now, Lebanon has not seen an...

On 10 December 2008, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR). The Optional...

The Global Strategy Meeting of ESCR-Net, which took place this past November in Buenos Aires (Argentina), provided an ideal moment in which to share lessons learned and celebrate the achievements of eight years of actions by the Campaign for the Ratification of...

The Global Strategy Meeting (GSM) offered an opportunity for members to develop shared objectives which will guide common action and greater collaboration across the Network, helping to realize the potential of ESCR-Net as a collective force for human rights and social...

During the concluding address to the Global Strategy Meeting presented by representatives of ESCR-Net’s Social Movement Working Group (SMWG), over 140 hands raised in the air, affirming the ...