Human Rights Defenders

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PLACE created a website, The Politics of Death, investigating the causes of unjustifiable deaths of human rights’ defenders, mothers, professors, civilians, and the population as a...

Global Witness, the author of the report, Defenders of the Earth, showcases their research on the 200 land and environmental defenders’ deaths in 2016. The increasing suppression of environmental and land rights activism in many countries is spreading, and their right...

The "Response to Information on Pakistan for consideration by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women at its 54th Session" thoroughly addresses discrimination and inequality faced by women, domestic trafficking, and the protection of human rights...

A new report jointly released by the Observatory for the...

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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...