Grawemeyer Award Winners

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Terra Lawson-Remer and Susan Randolph are the 2019 winners of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for Ideas for improving World Order.  The trio received the award for their book Fulfilling Economic and Social Rights.  They will travel to Louisville, Kentucky to give a series of lectures on their book and will formally receive the award on April 11, 2019.

ESREI Collaborates with the Human Rights Measurement Initiative

The Human Rights Measurement Initiative, HRMI, has adopted the Right Indices comprising the SERF Index as their economic and social rights metrics.  They have just launched data visualization tools that allow you easily to compare a country’s performance on the different rights at a given time and over time, and to compare performance on each right within each geographic region.  You can access these tools at www.humanrightsmeasurement.org by clicking on the orange button.

New Site Launched

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website. Built on the the university Aurora service, this new version of our site sports a modern look, faster loading times, and works on all mobile and tablet devices.

Seminar: Right to Food and the Role of Economic and Social Policy in South Africa

South Africa leads the world in the development of legal provisions for economic and social rights yet SERF scores show mediocre performance in fulfilling the right to food. To examine this paradox, a seminar on the Right to Food and the role of economic and social policy was held at the University of Cape Town on May 30-31, 2012. Speakers and participants included leading researchers, jurists, parliamentarians and members of the National Human Rights Commission and the National Development Commission. Select documents are available here: