ARCHIVE February, 2015

Optional Protocol to the ICESCR: An Opportunity for Strategic Litigation to Shape the Human Rights Framework

By Bret Thiele ​Article originally published in Forjib, Law Journal www.forjib.org With the adoption and entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Optional Protocol) the world realized a substantial victory of human rights.  Finally, economic, social and cultural rights benefited from a complaint mechanism at the […]

February 27, 2015 in Uncategorized by

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Advocates from 91 Countries Call on Governments to Stop Education Profiteers

  News from Tony Baker, from Results, about our partners at the Global Campaign for Education, which just finished its General Assembly. This blog was originally posted here. Contrary to the right to education, the Education for All goals, and years of civil society campaigning — including that of RESULTS volunteers — to abolish school fees, the […]

February 26, 2015 in Uncategorized by

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Human Rights Committee to consider case of forced eviction in The Philippines

The Human Rights Committee officially registered the case of Garsain et al. v. The Philippines. The case challenges the Government of the Philippines for the brutal forced eviction of the residents of Corazon de Jesus, a community in San Juan City, Metro Manila. On January 11, 2012, one hundred twenty one (121) residents of Corazon […]

February 19, 2015 in Uncategorized by

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International conference on privatisation in education with UN Special Rapporteur – Paris 18th March

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural rights, the Sciences Po Paris Human Rights Clinic, and the Right to Education Project are organising a public conference in Paris on 18th March on privatisation in education (in French). There will be a lecture from Kishore Singh, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education, on […]

February 19, 2015 in Uncategorized by

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UN Special Rapporteur: “Governments must not delegate responsibility of basic education to private sector”

The UN Special Rapporteur one the right to education made today a crucial statement on privatisation in education. He expressed his “deep concerns” that “some governments are actively encouraging the growth of private education in basic education”, following the Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Ministerial Conference on Education Post-2015 held in Kigali, Rwanda, this week, where some […]

February 12, 2015 in Uncategorized by

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Challenging disconnection of water supply of low-income residents in Detroit

International human rights network intervenes in case challenging large-scale disconnection of water supply to tens of thousands of low-income residents in Detroit New York. February 9, 2015. The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), a global network of over 220 groups and 50 individual advocates from around the world working to secure […]

February 9, 2015 in Uncategorized by

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NGO Submission calling for Human Rights Protections in the 2015 Climate Agreement

7 February 2015 final_submission_to_adp_on_human_rights_protections_7_feb_2015.pdf We, the undersigned organisations, call for language in the 2015 climate agreement stating that the Parties to the UNFCCC shall, in all climate change-related actions, respect, protect, promote, and fulfil human rights for all. Climate change is a global injustice to present and future generations, and one of the greatest human […]

February 8, 2015 in Uncategorized by

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