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On 27 April 2021, ESCR-Net co-hosted an online discussion on land rights. Over 50 members from across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe and North America, convened virtually to learn from each other’s experiences and strengthen shared analysis and...

On May 6th, several human rights organizations submitted a joint third-party intervention in Duarte Agostinho and others v. Portugal and others, the first climate change case before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The intervenors drew on international, regional...

Following discussions within ESCR-Net’s membership on climate and environmental justice and human rights in relation to the COVID-19 crisis, multiple members co-authored short articles in this context, including the following piece which was originally published on...

 

ESCR-Net hosted a member-led webinar on Climate Justice & ESCR: Considering Frameworks; Challenging Systems in March 2020.

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Developed thanks to the collective work of ESCR-Net Members

Statement: "Unchecked corporate porwer paved the way for COVID-19 and globally, women are at the frontline"
17 March 2020

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Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

Statement: "Digital surveillance to fight COVID-19 can only be justified if it respects human rights"

2 April 2020

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Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

Statement: "Statement on the human rights impact of the COVID-19 pandemic"

Geneva - New York, 7 April 2020

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Supreme Court of the Netherlands Orders State to Reduce Greenhouse Gases by at Least 25% by 2020, Compared to 1990 Levels

The claimant in this case is the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the State of the Netherlands (the State), who appealed in cassation from the Court of Appeal’s ruling in favor of Stichting Urgenda (Urgenda), an organization working to combat climate change.