Enforcement/Implementation of ESCR

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This article analyzes global trends in financing for infrastructure. It looks at changes in Mexico’s laws, policies, and programs and how it has effected their infrastructure investment models and the use of public pension funds. Furthermore, it examines how this model is...

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On 20 June 2017, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued a ruling, recognizing tenants’ right to adequate housing.

Mohamed Bourmouz, Naouel Bellili and their children were evicted from the home they had rented in Madrid, Spain...

This shadow report, "Obstructing Progress: Growing Talibanisation & Poor Governance in Pakistan" addresses insecurity, violence against women, marriage and minority women, and health. Authored by the Shirkat Gah Women's Resource Centre and submitted to the UN Committee on the Convention on...

This shadow report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is a joint initiative of Austrian NGOs and individual experts complementing the Seventh and Eighth Periodic Austrian Country Report to the CEDAW Committee. The...

The African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, at its 45th session on 26 May 2017 in Arusha, has ruled in favor of the Ogiek indigenous peoples in their claim against the Kenyan government, for consistent violations and denial of their land rights. The Court held,...

Paraguayan organization Tierraviva a los Pueblos Indígenas del Chaco recently became more optimistic regarding the possibility of achieving new...

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. 

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Right to choose and refuse sterilization reaffirmed by India

In January 2012, up to 53 women underwent a sterilization procedure in Bihar, India, at a sterilization camp managed by an NGO which had been granted accreditation by the District Health Society, apparently without following any formal, transparent process. The women had not been given any counseling regarding the potential dangers and outcomes of the sterilization procedures. They were operated on in a school rather than a hospital, in an unsanitary and unethical manner, all by a single surgeon, under torchlight on top of a school desk, and without running water or sanitary gloves.