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U.S. Grassroots Groups file Request for Hearing on Right to Water and Sanitation at International Human Rights Commission

July 30, 2015

Washington, DC July 29, 2015 Yesterday, on the 5th Anniversary of the UN General Assembly resolution on the human right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation, the US Human Rights...

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NLG International Committee Declares Solidarity with the People of Greece

We Stand with the People of Greece in their Struggle for Economic Self-Determination

July 1, 2015

The people of Greece have faced an unprecedented assault on their political and economic sovereignty by the institutions of European and global capitalism under the destructive framework of...

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Audio: Drones and Targeted Killing Panel and Presentation

With Jeanne Mirer, Marjorie Cohn, David Akerson

March 17, 2015

The audio recording (downloadable or streamable online) is now available for "Drones and Targeted Killing," the book presentation and panel discussion from the March 7 National Lawyers Guild...

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Register Now: September 3 CLE on Environmental Human Rights - Chicago

August 6, 2014

Register online today for the full-day Environmental Human Rights Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program at the NLG Convention in Chicago, September 3,...

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ILO upholds human right of public workers to strike

IC Co-Chair Jeanne Mirer, Ashwini Sukthankar, Dean Hubbard and students from the Cornell Law School Labor Clinic run by ILJWG member Angela Cornell co-authored the complaint

November 22, 2011

Register today! International Committee CLE at the NLG Convention

REGISTER TODAY - International CLE: The Inter-American System: International Options When Justice is Blocked

September 1, 2011

The Legal Duty to Create Jobs

Lost in the Debt Ceiling Debate: The Legal Duty to Create Jobs

August 12, 2011

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About the Human Rights Framework Project

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The Human Rights Framework Project of the International Committee

The Human Rights Framework project of the International Committee is a project to utilize international human rights law (declarations, covenants, and treaties as well as rulings and commentary by international tribunals and commissions) to promote economic and social rights in the U.S. It is a project designed to build information and awareness within the Guild and the larger human rights and legal services community about the international human rights framework, especially as it relates to economic, social and cultural rights (such as housing, healthcare, education and the right to a job and adequate standard of living), and the value of that framework in "bringing human rights home".
We have developed a "Toolkit" for local lawyers and activists to use to educate their communities and local officials and representatives about the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) by developing model resolutions for local jurisdictions to call for Senate ratification of the ICESCR, ensuring federal funding for the economic and social rights that are requirements of basic human rights.
In addition, we are presenting a series of webinars to educate attorneys and activists engaged in human rights and legal services work on human rights law and its relevance for promoting economic, social and cultural rights in the US. The Toolkit and the webinars, as well as additional background documents and discussion papers will be posted here. 

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