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Front Line Defenders’ 2016 report documents the attacks and violence against human rights defenders around...

Their silence was audible.

As 150 people took their seats, ready to inaugurate ESCR-Net’s Global Strategy Meeting, several empty chairs featured prominently among the crowd; holding space for those who did not manage...

During the concluding address to the Global Strategy Meeting presented by representatives of ESCR-Net’s Social Movement Working Group (SMWG), over 140 hands raised in the air, affirming the ...

In September, Just Associates (JASS) - together with the Global Fund for Women and MADRE - launched the campaign...

ProtectDefenders.eu, the EU Human Rights Defenders mechanism implemented by international civil society organizations, including ESCR-Net, concluded last...

The Consejo del Pueblo Maya (CPO), a council to which the Consejo de Pueblos Wuxhtaj belongs, has released a report on the criminalization of Mayan communities that are exercising the right...

The following petition has been initiated by ESCR-Net member Green Advocates who invites any member of ESCR-Net or the public to add their signature in support. November 3, 2016 To: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia Your Excellency: We write to express our deep concern regarding an...

In a move celebrated by human rights advocates, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued a statement on October 7, 2016...

A criminal court in North Cairo ruled in favor of freezing the assets of 13 human rights defenders and their family members, including Hossam Bahgat of the Egyptian...