CFP: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Conference


The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966.  Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) are interlinked and States have an obligation to respect, fulfill, and protect these rights. ESCR are also found in other treaties such as the Convention against the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). In addition, ESCR are also found in regional instruments in different parts of the world.  Given the prevalence of ESCR in international and regional conventions, this conference seeks to examine how much progress has been made on realizing these rights.

The Common Good Foundation in partnership with The Jersey Law Commission will be hosting a 1-day conference dedicated to ESCR. This inter-disciplinary conference welcomes scholars, practitioners, activists who work in areas of protection, fulfillment, and realization of these rights from around the world.

Some suggestions for abstracts/papers include:

• Effectiveness of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
• Effectiveness of the work of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights treaty body
• The intersection of ESCR and other international and/or regional conventions
• ESCR and enforcement mechanisms
• Broadening the scope of ESCR to include other types of rights
• ESCR in The Channel Islands
• Intersections and/or relationships between:
 ESCR and how it is provided to different groups, such as: ethnic, religious, linguistic minorities, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, children, the elderly, refugees, women, and LGBTQ+ persons
 ESCR and the environment (including oceans and climate change)
 ESCR and Artificial Intelligence
 ESCR and law
 ESCR and connections to other types of human rights violations and/or crimes

Other topics which are not listed here but are connected to ESCR are welcome.

Abstracts are due Monday, April 15, 2024. Please submit abstracts via google form using this link:

Abstracts/Presentations which are accepted for the conference will have an opportunity to publish their article in the Special Edition issue for The Resolution Journal, dedicated to ESCR. This conference follows up on a previous report published by The Common Good Foundation, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Indigenous Groups in Asia.

This conference will be held in person, in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands on Friday, July 12, 2024. No travel stipends are available, all participants must handle their own expenses. There may be a minimal registration fee.  

To learn more about Jersey, please visit:

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Addressing Alleged Witchcraft Persecution – Report

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All over the world, people who are elderly, widowed, disabled, and children, are accused of witchcraft or being witches. Most people assume witchcraft accusations are a part of history, but sadly this behavior continues in the present day. This report examines the human rights instruments that address this kind of persecution and recommends actions be taken to prevent further violations of human rights.


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ECOR concludes 2022 Milieura International Conference

The Earth, Climate and Ocean Research Foundation based in Kerala, India has concluded its two day conference titled, “Milieura- One Earth for All of Us: Changing Climate and Environment” which took place virtually on June 11th and 12th. The international conference featured select speakers from around the world. The conference addressed an area of topics which included climate change, oceans, and best practices to work together on environmental issues. The Common Good Foundation was excited to be a Knowledge Partner for this Conference.

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CFP: Examining 21st Century Alleged Witchcraft Persecution

Call for Papers
The Resolution Journal

The Common Good Foundation in partnership with The Resolution Journal is publishing a special volume dedicated to Alleged Witchcraft Persecution (AWP).

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