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ESCR-Net Member, The Border Consortium (TBC), that works together with displaced and conflict-affected people of Burma/Myanmar to address humanitarian needs, recently launched...

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...

Developed thanks to the collective work of ESCR-Net Members

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

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

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...

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

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...

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

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...

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 ...

As the crackdown against human rights organizations in Egypt continues, the accountant and a former administrative assistant of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) were summoned to court during the month of July in connection with the ...