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January 28, 2019.

JSCA and the DIRAJus program of the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) will carry out a study with an empirical foundation that will allow experts to understand how the recognition of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) operates in countries that are signatories to the Protocol of San Salvador and others in Latin America. 

Who is the call oriented towards?
The call is open to any individual, group, legal clinic, institution or organization that actively promotes and defends ESCR in Latin America and the Caribbean. There are no limitations in regard to disciplines. On the contrary, special attention will be paid to cross-cutting, interdisciplinary and critical approaches.


What does the call consist of?

Based on the description of a specific situation that affects one or more ESCR (specific disputes in which they are involved or that they are aware of), applicants will be expected to analyze how the conflict came about, how it was identified and its causes; the strategies, activities and actions related to approaching and coordinating with social actors; the process of building the conflict into a judicial case and its institutionalization; the limitations and externalities that explain and surround the judicial case, its processing, result and enforcement; and other essential or related elements, be they structural or temporary, that have impacted or facilitated the enforceability and justiciability of the ESCR in question.  

What are the main questions to be addressed?
Based on emblematic and systemic cases of conflicts related to ESCR, what have social actors and the justice system done to ensure full enforceability and justiciability? What positive and negative factors have been at play? Were budgets, standards and indicators that define ESCR proposed and monitored? What arguments have been used? How has the justice system ensured that the decisions made were effective and monitored? What problems and difficulties have arisen and how have they been resolved?

Prepare your proposal!

The guidelines and registration form will be available beginning on March 1. The call will be open for 30 days. The proposals will be accepted between March 1 and March 30. A total of 20 proposals will be selected and the applicants who submitted them will be asked to develop a final paper through a process overseen by JSCA-GIZ and experts during the third week of June of 2019. Compensation in the amount of two thousand United States dollars (US$2,000) will be paid for each final paper completed. If you have questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. o This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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