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ESCR-Net’s Women and ESCR Working Group briefing paper series focuses on the intersection between women and specific economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) issues. The papers present specific and systemic challenges to the realization of women’s ESCR in practice and...

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In 2007, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing presented to the Human Rights Council a set of "Basic principles and guidelines on development-based evictions and displacement". These guidelines aim to assist States in developing policies and legislations...

Almost
 half
 of
 the
 people
 in
 the
 world
 are
 peasants.
 
 Even
 in
 the
 high‐tech
 world,
 people 
eat 
food 
produced 
by
peasants.
Small‐scale 
agriculture 
is 
not 
just 
an 
economic
 activity;
it 
means 
life 
for 
many 
people.

The
 security 
of 
the
...

The Displacement Research and Action Network (DRAN), an initiative of the Program for Human Rights and Justice at MIT, is the first-ever global network on displacement and land rights. It brings together activists, academics and policy makers to build new...

Inclusive Development International and Equitable Cambodia launched a new resource for the defense of land and housing rights: Avoiding Forced Evictions: A Community Guide to Negotiation and Advocacy (Cambodian Edition) ...

Summary: Given the rapid expansion of the internet and the increasing number of users, including in the Global South, the full potential of online platforms for promoting inclusive consultation of issues of high global interest is certainly not yet...

Summary: The Resource Governance Initiative released its 2013 Resource Governance Index (RGI). It may be of interest to those of you whose monitoring activities address whether states are dedicating maximum available resources...

This info note documents the emergency fund piloted in Colombia in 2011 and 2012 by the Center for Research and Popular Education - Peace Program (CINEP PPP), an ILC member with extensive experience in monitoring and addressing land-related human rights violations....