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The applicants, occupiers of the Harry Gwala informal settlement, argued for the provision of certain interim basic services in their settlement, pending a decision on whether the settlement was to be upgraded on site or relocated to formal housing (whereupon such services would be provided permanently). They relied primarily on sections 26 and 27 of the Constitution and chapters 12 (emergency housing situations) and 13 (upgrading of informal settlements) of the National Housing Code.

ESCR-Net Members have supported the ongoing struggle of Detroit communities to resist the denial of water and sanitation to over 30,000 households.  In conversation with the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO), the Strategic Litigation Working Group submitted an...

TO: Hon. Benigno Simeon Aquino III, President, Government of the Philippines CC: Hon. Jejomar Binay, Vice President, Republic of the Philippines. Chairman, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council\ Hon. Laarni Cayatano, Mayor, City Government of Taguig Hon. Loreta Anne Rosales, Chair,...

ESCR-Net participated in strategy meetings in Detroit, Michigan, related to the ongoing denial of human rights to water, sanitation and housing to thousands of residents in the former industrial capital of the USA. The gathering was coordinated by those at the front of the grassroots struggle...

ESCR-Net sent a second letter to the government of Cambodia to urge further measures to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of families affected by forced evictions from the Boeung Kak Lake area.

MAB launches documentry to denounce the violation of women's rights during the construction of dams in Brazil

The Democracy Center remember the victory of the people of Cochabamba, Bolivia, in their now-famous showdown with one of the most powerful multinational corporations in the world

New guide published by Habi Center for Environmental Rights on complaints relating to the right to water

Women human rights defenders and their supporters in Cambodia freed, following a letter sent by ESCR-Net and advocacy by other organizations

Amnesty and WASH United released a publication that gathers the evidence of the universal recognition of the human rights to water and sanitation