Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (General)

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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 ...

The Campaign for the Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR) launches a new promotional brochure to explain what is the OP-ICESCR, why is the OP-ICESCR valuable for people and why is the...

Developed thanks to the collective work of ESCR-Net Members

ESCR-Net is deepening its outreach in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and strengthening connections with Arabic-speaking organizations and individuals working to advance ESCR.  

The Network is fortunate for the longstanding leadership of several strong members in the region, who have...

French version of the guide "Claiming ESCR at the United Nations: a manual on utilizing the OP-ICESCR in strategic litigation". This...

Developed thanks to the collective work of ESCR-Net Members

Blog advocacy is using a blog to fight against an injustice. People use blogs to fight a wide range of injustices, such as wrongful imprisonment, government corruption, environmental degradation, and human rights abuse.

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This Handbook and the accompanying booklets were developed in response to the recommendations identified by participants to HRD conferences held in Africa from 1997 onwards, calling for a more effective, professional and locally-grounded approach to human rights monitoring, documentation and...

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

This manual is prepared with a view to helping human rights organizations conduct training programmes on fact-finding and documentation of human rights violations. The manual’s main purpose is to provide a training outline for teaching the contents of the Handbook on Fact-Finding and...