GI-ESCR elected to the Steering Committee of the Extra-Territorial Obligations Consortium

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights was elected by its peers to join the Steering Committee of the Extra-Territorial Obligations Consortium.  The GI-ESCR is pleased to join its colleagues and partners who also have been elected to the Steering Committee and looks forward to contributing to guiding the ETO Consortium in the coming years, including following up on the detailed recommendations arrived at during the Consortium's recent meeting in Geneva. The ETO Consortium is a network of leading human rights organizations, university institutes, civil society organizations and institution-based individuals.  Its purpose is to address the current shortcomings of human rights interpretation in a globalization context by mainstreaming states’ extraterritorial obligations.

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has been a member of the ETO Consortium since the GI-ESCR's founding and provides expertise to the Consortium’s IFI and Development Cooperation Focal Group as well as on strategic litigation.

For more information on the work of the GI-ESCR in this area see HERE.

For detailed information on Extra-Territorial Obligations and human rights see:

Maastricht Principles on Extra-Territorial Obligations and the Commentary to the Maastricht Principles on Extra-Territorial Obligations

Also see the FIAN flyer on ETOs HERE.