Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (General)

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From the 8th to the 13th of November 2010, ESCR-Net's Social Movement and Grassroots Working Group (SMWG) celebrated its Human Rights Mutual-Learning Workshop and 3rd...

ESCR-Net, together with the Social and Economic Rights Programme of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, and the Social Rights Advocacy Centre and in consultation with the with the NGO Coalition for an OP-ICESCR, will organize a two day workshop to discuss both substantive and structural issues in the development of this initiative. 

Since February 2003, following the emergence of an armed conflict in the Darfur region of the Sudan, militiamen known as Janjaweed have engaged in forcibly evicting, killing, and raping thousands of Black indigenous people in that region.  The complainants alleged these acts were a failure of the government of Sudan to respect and protect the rights of the people of Darfur and in particular violated articles 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12 (1), 14, 16, 18 (1) and 22 of the African Charter on Human and People's Rights.  In affirming admissibility of the complaint, the Commission quoted its decisi