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A video celebrating the entry into force of the Optional Protocol on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Thursday 13 June 2013 by Terre des Hommes France


Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Justiciable at the International Level

Friday 3 May 2013
Press Release May 2, 2013 Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Justiciable at the International Level: The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-­‐ICESCR)—a New Mechanism for Justice—Enters into Force on 5 May 2013. Representing years of civil (...) > continue


Philippine video on the Optional Protocol to ICESCR

Thursday 2 May 2013 by Bernardo D. Larin - PhilRights

Digitel workers who were on strike to defend their regular jobs vs contractualization urge President Noynoy Aquino of the Philippines to sign the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR).

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European Investments in Latin America: are they responsible?

Monday 29 April 2013 by Terre des Hommes France

A video realized with the support of Terre des Hommes France, by the Grupo Sur and other european networks after the conference “Aid to the private sector: promoting responsible investments? Latin America as a testing ground” organized on 21 March, at the European Parliament.

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Action Circular/celebrating OP-ICESCR entry into force May 5

The NGO Coalition for the OP-ICESCR proposal

The Protocol/OP-ICESCR enters into force on 5 May. There are various international, regional and national events and activities being planned to mark this great achievement for economic, social and cultural rights. The NGO Coalition for the OP-ICESCR knows everyone cannot attend these events, so they thought it would be a nice idea to collect messages from around the world expressing what the Protocol means to people. They can compile, translate and show these messages at the events the NGO Coalition for the OP-ICESCR attends and post them on their campaign website: http://op-icescr.escr-net.org/.

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Water for life or for trade? EU : Central America,Colombia and Peru

Tuesday 16 April 2013 by Terre des Hommes France
The trade agreements between the EU, Central America, Colombia and Peru have to be ratified by the parliaments of the 27 Members states of the European Union. After years of discussion on the relevance and impact of these trade agreements, attention is turning to a vital natural resource: (...) > continue


Free trade : agrofuels!

Tuesday 16 April 2013 by Terre des Hommes France
The EU is on the brink of ratifying some trade agreements with Central America countries, Colombia and Peru, which are intended to increase EU importations of basic products such as raw materials devoted to biofuels production. These agreements will aggravate local pressure on natural resources (...) > continue


Free Trade Agreements: Sustainable Development?

Tuesday 16 April 2013 by Terre des Hommes France
Social cohesion is mentioned as a priority in co-operation to development between the UE and Latin America, but the fact that social cohesion is linked to other policies like trading, investment and finance is not recognized. The question is whether the EU and the governments of Latin America (...) > continue


Michelin factory in India: People’s life before profit

Thursday 15 November 2012 by Integrated Rural Development Society -IRDS

Help us to make our voice heard: ask Michelin not to be a party to human rights abuses and to suspend the project. Thank you for signing and sharing this urgent call!

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“Mass protest of public proved as a tool of victory for achieving Justice” – state response to struggle of Dalits on Panchami land in Tamil Nadu.

Land is the not only the source of livelihood, it is the source of liberation and dignity for Dalits in Tamil Nadu. The land struggle is Tami Nadu has begun in the last 2 decade and the struggle is still on. Here is the live struggle of Dalits in 6 villages to reclaim their own land; their (...) > continue


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