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Defend Job dennounces that hundreds of small-vendors in Manila will lost their only way of living for the Pope Francis visit to Philippines

ESCR-Net sent a letter to the Government of Cambodia expressing concern about the recent detention, conviction and sentencing of seven female land rights activists

Following a newspaper report regarding a destitute woman who died on a busy street four days after giving birth to a baby girl, the Court brought this public interest litigation (PIL) on its own motion. The Court also asked the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), an ESCR-Net member organization, to file an amicus brief on the status of maternal health for destitute pregnant and lactating women in Delhi, and to suggest appropriate remedies. HRLN’s amicus outlined myriad state failures to implement government schemes providing for food and health services to women and marginalized groups.

The Xákmok Kásek indigenous community, who has originally lived in the Paraguayan Chaco area, filed a petition before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights requesting acknowledgement of their traditional territory. Paraguay sold and split up the land without taking into consideration the indigenous population. The Salazar ranch was founded in the land that had been the home of the Xákmok Kásek community for years.  The community’s ability to survive and to develop its way of life was restricted, and the State failed to fulfill its duty to guarantee the community’s territorial rights.

Laureates expressed their support to the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People about the ongoing pollution in Ogoniland and urge the Nigerian President to take action on the Ogoni UNEP report, three years after it was submitted

Appeal of South Gauteng High Court’s dismissal of application for interim relief brought by South African Informal Traders Forum and South African National Traders Retail Association. Appellants cited their right to access to courts under Section 34 of the South African constitution as a basis of their appeal.

The 16th of October is World Food Day, celebrated around the world as a means to promote effective approaches to ending hunger. However, with nearly one billion of people suffering from hunger, World Food Day also marks another year of serious violations of the right to food.

The 16th of October is World Food Day, celebrated around the world as a means to promote effective approaches to ending hunger. However, with nearly one billion of people suffering from hunger, World Food Day also marks another year of serious violations of the right to food. The right to food is a fundamental human right, recognized in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 11 of the and General Comment 12 of the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights. 

ESCR-Net member, Ekta Parishad, has achieved a massive victory. Just nine days after the launch of the Jansatyagraha, a historic march to demand a right to land and livelihood, the Government of India announced its acceptance of the movement’s key demands.

Position paper by the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum regarding serious human rights and environmental concerns about planned mega-city, Zulfiqarabad.