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Rights-based Public Policies

Civil society experiences around the World
Wednesday 13 July 2011

This document was drafted within the framework of the economic, social and cultural rights methods exchange programme (“ESC Rights Action”) lead by Terre des Hommes France. It deals with methods to impact public policies followed by stakeholders with various practices, cultures and experiences.

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Mexico requires a new strategy to overcome the twin challenges of “food poverty” and obesity, says UN food expert

Thursday 23 June 2011

MEXICO CITY (21 June 2011) - "Although 7 out of 10 Mexican adults are overweight or obese, costing the country 0.5 per cent of its GDP, the agricultural and trade policies are still not aligned towards the need to support access to balanced diets," Olivier De Schutter said* on the last day of his official mission to Mexico. “The right to food will soon be recognized in the Constitution, an important achievement that I applaud. The next step is to adopt a national strategy for the realization of the right to food which can address the twin challenges of obesity and food poverty by improving consistency across the different policy areas that affect this right."

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Land expropriation at the Nigerian Office after the creation of the Malibya Company

Methods of action towards rights violations because or further to the installation of a transnational company
Monday 8 November 2010 by Plateforme DESC Mali

Presentation of the Malian ESC rights platform during the third international training session on the Economical, Social and Cultural rights
Dakar (20- 26 septembre 2010).
Contribution presented by : Mohamed El Moctar MAHAMAR
Charged of the Contents of the ESC rights Malian platform

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Senegal’s experience on the development process of the social orientation act

By Mr Oumar DIOP from HANDICAP FORMEDUC/CRPH
Wednesday 3 November 2010 by Plateforme DESC Sénégal

Presentation of Senegal ESC rights platform during the third international training session on the Economical, Social and Cultural rights
Dakar, 20- 26 September 2010

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Mexico : Learning and challenges concerning the promotion of ESC rights.

Wednesday 3 November 2010 by Manuel Canto

Presentation of Manuel Canto from REMISOC during the third international training session on the Economical, Social and Cultural rights
Dakar, 20- 26 September 2010

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Case of National funds for food security in Mali

Approach strategies to influence the government to change the rights into public policies
Wednesday 3 November 2010 by Plateforme DESC Mali

Presentation of the Malian ESC rights platform during the third international training session on the Economical, Social and Cultural rights Dakar, 20- 26 September 2010

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Human rights and public policies in BRAZIL

Wednesday 27 October 2010 by Maria Elena Rodriguez, FASE

Presentation of Maria Elena Rodriguez coordinator of the DESC/FASE program during the third international training session on the Economical, Social and Cultural rights
Dakar, 20- 26 September 2010

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Exclusion of Dalits in the flood rehabilitation in Karnataka

Experience sharing and update on the process leading to influencing policies

Presentation of Basappa from HRFDL-K during the third international training session on the Economical, Social and Cultural rights
Dakar, 20- 26 September 2010

HRFDL-K is a forum of Dalit activists in Karnataka state and in this case has attempted to link state level rights violations toward influencing policies , both at State and National level

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Cameroon: ASSOAL work experience with administration

joint management on the social housing financial national strategy
Thursday 21 October 2010 by Assoal

Presentation of Achille Ndaimai from the cameroonian ESC rights platform during the third international training session on the Economical, Social and Cultural rights Dakar, 20- 26 September 2010

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Changing Rights into Policies and Policies into Instrumental Processes

An Experience of Jeevika - Karnataka Government Action Plan on Bonded Labour 2008
Saturday 25 September 2010 by JEEVIKA Kiran Kamal Prasad

Establisng Sound Institutional Processes on Bonded Labour at all Levels of Administration

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