Who we are
The Observatory of ESCR (Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights) is a group of individuals and organizations created in 1998 with the objective to show that civil and politic rights- freedom of speech, the right to life, to vote etc.- are not the only fundamental rights, but that economic, social, cultural, environment rights- the right to housing, work, education, health, food- are just as fundamental.
The Observatory focuses its efforts on overcoming the devalued perception of social rights - the right to adequate housing, to work, to education, to health, to food, etc. - in relation to other rights considered more fundamental like civil and political rights.
To this end, the Observatory combines advocacy with research and training. The Observatory promotes investigations, sets up courses and debates and gives its support to demands and civil society’s struggles. All this, without losing sight of the importance of networking and participation in global campaigns.
The following individuals and organizations are members of the Observatory ESCR:
Board of Directors:
- Irene Escorihuela, Management
Observer: Amnesty International – Catalonia