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At issue in this case were restrictions derived from English common law on charities’ engagement in non-partisan political activity to secure changes to laws or policies to further their charitable purpose. In Canada these restrictions had been incorporated into Canada’s Income Tax Act (ITA), which stated that registered charities may only engage in non-partisan political activities to seek changes to any laws or policies if such activities were “ancillary and incidental” to their charitable activities, with the latter constituting “substantially all” of the organization’s resources.

The report released by la Misión de Observación Calificada Caso Berta Cáceres reveals several weakness and flaws in the process relating to the trial for the murder of the Honduran indigenous leader and woman human rights defender (WHRD) Berta Caceres in 2016. The Misión de Observación...

ESCR-Net members Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) along with Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT) recently issued a...

On 30 May 2019, ESCR-Net sent a collective letter to the President of Colombia expressing concern regarding threats directed against ESCR-Net member Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida and allied organizations...

Multiple ESCR-Net members, human rights organizations and social movements in Brazil and beyond have raised serious concerns following the election far-right retired military officer Jair Bolsonaro to head the world’s fourth-largest democracy.

The groups cite statements made by president...


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ESCR-Net CAWG Strategy Meeting (pre-IGWG)

Advocacy Position Papers...

This past 17 September 2018 marked the first day of the trial for the assassination of Honduran human rights defender Berta Cáceres and the attempted murder of Gustavo Castro.

The attack, which occurred on 2 March 2016, followed powerful social protests by organizations and activists,...

This report explores how Rural, indigenous, migrant, and urban poor (RIMUP) women in nine countries strengthened their fights against increased inequality and marginalization through a Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR). The program 'Changing Development Inside Out' was facilitated by...

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

ESCR-Net is part of the ProtectDefenders.eu consortium, the European Union Human Rights Defenders mechanism established to protect defenders at high risk. Network members ...