Economic, social and cultural rights

19 December 2013

Access to justice on the post-2015 agenda

Avocats Sans Frontières, along with fellow human rights organisations all over the world, has called for the post-2015 development agenda to be embedded with a human rights framework to ensure both sustainability and justice. Especially important for ASF is the emphasis on the role of access to justice as a human right that guarantees all other human rights.

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15 November 2013

Why is justice without borders?

Who better to respond to this question than ASF’s Heads of Mission and Regional Representatives, based in different countries worldwide. They have gathered for ten days of intensive briefing at ASF’s headquarters in Brussels and they share their views about the core of the organisation’s mandate: the defense of human rights.

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10 June 2013

The Batwa community in Gitega, Burundi

Batwa children in Burundi realise their right to education

Thanks to ASF, 17 children belonging to the minority Batwa are attending school. They were denied access to their village school not only because of the discrimination their community faces, but also because the school fees were too high.

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26 April 2013

A rudimentary school building built by a logging company in Lisala.

Logging and human rights in DR Congo

Kinshasa/Brussels – Avocats Sans Frontières is mandated to represent legally at least 58 villagers of Yalisika, who were victims of human rights violations by members of the Congolese police and military forces in 2011. Despite numerous legislative texts on forest management, private logging companies in DR Congo rarely respect the law…

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7 June 2011

Housing rights of Palestinians in East Jerusalem are not being respected

Brussels, 7 June 2011 – The violation of housing rights of Palestinians in East Jerusalem by Israeli authorities affects directly the lives of Palestinian families and is a breach of international law, concludes a report commissioned by ASF. The report[…]

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6 June 2011

« East Jerusalem is not Downtown Tel-Aviv »

Brussels, 6 June 2011 – Sami Erschied is Palestinian and Daniel Seidemann Israeli. Both are lawyers defending the rights of Palestinian families living in Sheikh Jarrah – an area in East Jerusalem – and forcibly evicted from their homes by[…]

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