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    Published on August 27, 2013

    ESRG SCHEDULE FALL 2013 Note that the meeting time has been changed from previous years, due to the university-wide change in the class schedule.     Thursday, October 24 THE INFLUENCE OF SENSE OF COMMUNITY ON POLITICAL ACTIVITY AND ATTITUDES IN... Continued »
  • New and forthcoming publications of ESRG Affiliate Chris Jeffords

    Published on January 19, 2013

    Jeffords, Chris, "Constitutional Environmental Human Rights: A Descriptive Analysis of 142 National Constitutions," in The State of Economic and Social Human Rights: A Global Overview, Cambridge University Press, edited by Lanse Minkler, January, 2013.

    Abstract: This paper provides a... Continued »

    Published on April 12, 2012

    The SERF Index has been estimated for countries with internationally comparable data spanning four decades.Find out which countries have progressed and which have regressed in meeting the commitments to fulfill economic and social rights. See
  • 2012 Workshop: Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights

    Published on March 2, 2012

    The annual ESRG workshop will be held on April 13-14 this year with the theme of "Corporate Social Responsibility". The keynote address will be given by Joanne Bauer ( For more information, contact Kathy Libal ( or David Richards ( Continued »
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    Published on December 13, 2011
  • ESRG member David Richards annouces that...

    Published on February 9, 2011

      The CIRI Human Rights Data Project is now beginning its coding of government respect for human rights in the year 2010. Six indicators (torture, extrajudicial killing, disappearance, political imprisonment, domestic movement, and foreign movement) will be coded at the... Continued »
  • NSF Grant Awarded

    Published on February 9, 2011

    Susan Randolph, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Terra Lawson-Remer have been informed that their NSF Grant Proposal,  Economic and Social Rights:  Obstacle to Growth or Handmaiden of Growth?, will be funded, pending final approvals.  Excerpts from the abstract follow.  Measuring the... Continued »
  • Ken Neubeck helps organize Human Rights Day celebration in Eugene Oregon

    Published on February 8, 2011

    ESRG Affiliate Ken Neubeck helped organize Eugene, Oregon's 2010 International Human Rights Day celebration, which included the release of a video on local human rights implementation in Eugene.  Its title is "Human Rights Are at Home in Eugene" and... Continued »
  • Cathy Albisa Helps in Production of New Rights Report

    Published on November 10, 2010

    ESRG Affiliate Cathy Albisa, executive director of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, provided assistance to the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) in producing a fact sheet that "examines the realization of economic and social rights... Continued »
  • Michael Goodhart

    Published on September 9, 2010

      Michael Goodhart (ESRG) has returned from a year-long sabbatical at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Berlin and has a new book forthcoming from  Palgrave Macmillan, Human Rights in the 21st Century: Continuity and Change since 9/11, co-edited with Anja... Continued »