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Written Submission for the General Discussion on the Preparation for a General Comment on Article 6 (Right to Life) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

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The NGO Coalition for the OP-ICESCR joined Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the Group of Friends of the OP-ICESCR to celebrate...

SERI released a publication on the state of human rights advocats in South Africa

Conectas launches the commemorative issue of the international journal on human rights

Terra de Direitos held a two-day regional seminar on human rights and territory defense with participation of social movements, community associations and entities of popular advice.

PODER has launched a new open data platform to address the lack of transparency and advance corporate accountability of the private sector in Latin America by monitoring companies, corporative elites and their government counterparts

On January 4, 2014, more than fifty thousand Ogoni people from Niger Delta communities celebrated the 21st anniversary of the Ogoni struggle for justice (Ogoni Day).  The mobilization,  was organized by the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), and coincided with the launching of “Land in the Struggle for Justice: Social Movement Strategies to Secure Human Rights”, an ESCR-Net publication

On 14 October, ESCR-Net submitted a collective letter to the Consultative Group of the UN Human Rights Council. Anticipating the upcoming appointment of several new mandate-holders to the UN Special Procedure , the letter addressed the criteria for the selection of new experts to serve as mandate-holders.

On 10 October, 2013, ESCR-Net sent an Urgent Action appeal in response to the recent murders, arbitrary detentions, intimidation and threats against leaders of the shack-dweller movement and ESCR-Net member, Abahlali baseMjondolo and called on the Government of South Africa to uphold its human rights obligations.

To promote human rights in the informal settlements in Kenya's largest cities, the Nairobi Peoples Settlement Network has established a street theater troupe.