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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,...

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 ...

Via participation of several member representatives and several workshops, ESCR-Net participated in the Asia-Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) which took place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, between 6-9 September 2017.

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Eighteen national and international non-governmental organizations, including ESCR- Net Members, Amnesty International, ...

On 10 July, 2017, ESCR-Net sent a letter on behalf of its collective membership calling on the Government of Egypt to immediately release Mr. Tarek Hussein of the...

The following petition has been initiated by ESCR-Net members Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida and International Network of Human Rights (RIDH) who invite any member of ESCR-Net or the public to add their signature in support. Señor JUAN MANUEL SANTOS CALDERON President of the Republic of...

On 16-17 June 2017, the Advisory Group to ESCR-Net’s System of Solidarity (SOS) held its first, full in-person meeting in Brussels, Belgium. Representatives from ...

Indian social movement leader Prafulla Samantara has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize...

On 27 March, 2017, the residents of the Cajamarca region of Colombia, decided by a democratic popular referendum to reject a mining project that threatens an environmentally protected rural area...