Enforcement/Implementation of ESCR

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Economic and social rights is a crucial area of human rights law that has long been marginalised in the UK. This is despite the fact that the rights to housing, work, an adequate standard of living, food, social security, education, water and health are central to human survival and development...

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CESCR confirms right to housing applies to private tenancy arrangements

In October 2013, Mohamed Ben Djazia, Naouel Bellili and their two minor children were evicted from the home they had rented in Madrid, Spain, after their private rental contract expired. Spain was then experiencing a devastating economic crisis with high levels of unemployment, and this had affected the Ben Djazia-Bellili family, leaving them unable to pay rent for some time. Mr. Ben Djazia had repeatedly applied for social housing for well over a decade and was denied each time.

African Court upholds land rights for Kenya’s Ogiek

In October 2009, the Kenya Forestry Service issued an eviction notice requiring the Ogiek, a forest-dwelling community and one of Kenya’s most marginalized indigenous peoples, to leave the Mau Forest within 30 days.

On September 5th, several member organizations of the Strategic Litigation Working Group of the ESCR-Net (SLWG) including Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA) (Mexico...

Participatory implementation of D.H. case promotes inclusion of Roma children in Czech schools

The applicants were Czech children of Roma descent, between nine and 15 years old, who had been placed in "special schools" for children with mental disabilities between 1996 and 1999. Their situation was not unique. In 1999, the probability of a Roma child of being assigned to a “special school” was more than 27 times higher than for a non-Roma child.

ESCR-Net Member, the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI), contributed a to the Good Governance Learning Network (GGLN)’s annual report, Navigating...

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Eighteen national and international non-governmental organizations, including ESCR- Net Members, Amnesty International, ...

The Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN), part of the Habitat International Coalition, collaborated with two other organizations, Fields of View and the Forum against EWS Land Grab, in order to conduct a study and produce an impact assessment on the current, negative effects...