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On October 5th, ESCR-Net's Working Group on Economic Policy and Human Rights held a Webinar on Infrastructure, Energy and Extractives, with opening presentations by Aldo Caliari (

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On August 31, ESCR-Net’s Working Group on Women and ESCR launched a series of briefing papers in Arabic.

The briefing papers present specific and systemic challenges to the realization of women’s ESCR in practice and explore

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Following months of mass mobilizations and international solidarity, the Consejo de Pueblos Wuxhtaj (Council of Wuxhtaj Peoples) of Guatemala can finally celebrate...

On July 14, the International Network for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) sent a letter to the government of Colombia to express concern...

The government of Uzbekistan has partnered with Indorama Kokand Textile, a cotton processing corporation, to export cotton that stems from coercion of local fammers, as well as land and property seizures without compensation. The income of the sales from the cotton under Indorama are then...

ESCR-Net is deeply saddened to learn of the violent death of Nilce de Souza Magalhães. The body of “Nicinha,” as she was known by her friends and fellow leaders, was found on Tuesday, June 21, in the lake that had been created by the same Jirau Dam, run by the...

ESCR-Net’s new Board held its first in-person meeting on 6-7 June, in New York.  Among its discussions and decisions, the Board elected three officers: Francisco Rocael (Consejo...