Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (General)

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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

29 mars 2007  

Objet : Luttez pour vos droits, 22 mars 2007.


Amnesty International a choisi le meilleur moyen de faire efficacement campagne en faveur des droits civils et politiques.   En élargissant son mandat, Amnesty n’a pas suivi « une...




22 mars 2007

Tiré de l’édition imprimée de The Economist

Droits humains -- Luttez pour vos droits Les vieux droits conventionnels, s’