Enforcement/Implementation of ESCR

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On 16 February 2017, the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF); the Center for Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia); and Earth Rights International (ERI) - all members of ESCR-Net - submitted an amicus curiae to the Inter-American Court of...

Several ESCR-Net members launched a book on the enforcement of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) in March 2017. The book, ...

The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR) is a key human rights treaty that strengthens access to justice in relation to people’s economic, social and cultural rights. It...

Developed thanks to the collective work of ESCR-Net Members

This animation explains the rights of people displaced by dam projects and guides people on how to access their...

For the last five years, ESCR-Net's Strategic Litigation Working Group (SLWG) has promoted the restitution of lands to the Endorois community via the...

ESCR-Net member Plataforma Dhesca has been chosen to head the National Human Rights Council (NHRC) in Brazil, which seeks to promote and defend human rights...

The Rights App is a mobile application that serves as a free reference guide to international human rights law. It contains the full text of the Universal Declaration of Human...

Constitutional Court case focused on judicial oversight of debt recovery practices in South Africa

The applicants were low-income workers who had obtained small loans from a loan company. When they later became unable to keep up with loan repayments, the company demanded that they sign further documents which resulted in default judgments and emoluments attachment orders (EAOs) being obtained by credit providers, from clerks of magistrates’ courts located far away from where the applicants reside and work, making it very difficult to oppose these orders. In some instances, their signatures that enabled the credit provider to obtain the EAOs were forged.

On 14 October 2016, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ruled in favour of the Government of El Salvador regarding a complaint filed by the Canadian mining company Pacific Rim/...