Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (General)

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I.                     The Goals of the International Strategy Meeting and General Assembly  

II.                    Components of the Meeting

III.                  Current ESCR-Net Working Groups and Initiatives

IV.                 Overview of Organizing...

Watch the exciting new video from our friends, Amnesty International.

On June 18, the United Nations’ intergovernmental Human Rights Council took an important step toward eliminating the artificial divide between freedom from fear and freedom from want that has characterized the human rights system since its inception. 

Le Réseau-DESC présente un projet passionnant par ESCR-NET membre, Witness.

ESCR-Net introduces an exciting project by ESCR-Net member, WITNESS.

The claimant, Thiagraj Soobramoney, suffered from chronic renal failure (among other diseases) and was in dire need of renal dialysis in order to stave off death. When he ran out of personal funds with which to pay private providers, he sought service in Addington Hospital, a state-funded hospital in Durban. The hospital refused Soobramoney treatment because his general physical condition did not qualify him for treatment under the criteria or guidelines used by the hospital to determine eligibility for such treatments.

The Interamerican Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has initiated a consultation process with civil society and states regarding the document: “Guidelines for the elaboration of indicators of progress regarding Economic, Social and Cultural Rights”.

Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales, (CELS) together with three other Human Rights and Environmental Organizations file Amicus Curiae brief to the Tribunal of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), on access to Water and Sanitation in Buenos Aires, Argentina