ESDR

Kathmandu School of Law (KSL) has played a crucial role in promoting and advocating the indivisibility of human rights for over twenty years. The protection and promotion of human rights are conjointly related to enhancing individual dignity and fundamental freedom. The consolidation of individual dignity and fundamental freedom strengthens the prospect of respect for human rights. KSL is moving forward with the belief that Civil and Political Rights are meaningfully enforceable only if economic and social rights are respected, recognized, and protected. The protection and promotion of human rights are conjointly related to enhancing individual dignity and fundamental freedom. The consolidation of individual dignity and fundamental freedom strengthens the prospect of respect for human rights. With this view, KSL has been conducting the annual International Residential School to sensitize students and young professionals on Economic, Social, and Development Rights.

What is ESDR?

The International Residential School on Economic, Social, and Development Rights is a platform that provides an opportunity for young law scholars and professors to deeply understand the significance of economic and social rights and their relationship with individual dignity and fundamental freedoms in order to address the problem of exclusion of the vast majority of the population in the region. The program strives to commit its participating students to develop a culture of human rights and democratic functioning of the governance, with special care and protection of marginalized and disenfranchised groups and their dignity.

What does it cover?

Besides this general theme, students and resource persons alike discuss a specific topic that has a bearing on the Economic, Social, and Development Rights of people in this region. In the previous years, the particular issues include Good Governance, Law and Development, New International Legal Order, Role of International Organizations in Developing Countries, Rights-Based Approach to International Cooperation, Constitutionalism, and Political Stability, etc. It is a school where scholars can come together in the lap of the Himalayas where they can discuss, deliberate, and find solutions for issues collectively and learn from internationally recognized faculties. It brings around students from Asian and African countries

 

ESDR Objectives

 

Why ESDR?

ESDR, the Economic, Social, and Development Rights Winter Residential School, is the longest-running flagship program of Kathmandu School of Law. The winter school gives continuance to our long-standing objectives:

  1. To enhance ESDR as substantial and integral human rights
  2. To explore common ESDR issues in the South Asian and Asian Pacific Region
  3. To propose feasible, consensual solutions to these issues with an interdisciplinary, holistic, and pragmatic approach
 
  1. To develop a sense of social responsiveness and pro-activism towards the protection and promotion of people's socio-economic rights.
  2. To form a regional hub of law students, faculties, and right activists through ESDR Alumnus, for regional collaboration on promoting socio-economic and developmental rights and good governance.
  3. To propel research and working interest in the field related to protecting and promoting socio-economic and developmental rights.

 

15th ESDR

For Further Details of ESDR 2021

Please Click Here

 
 

Previous Editions

 

13th ESDR

 

14th ESDR

 

Theme:

"Protection and Preservation of our Himalayas"

 

Date: 1st December, 2018 - 21st January, 2019

Recognizing the need to work and aware on the issue of climate change and importance of our Himalayas in regulating the ecosystem of our world and its relation with the notion of Economic, Social and Development Rights, Kathmandu School of Law in collaboration with Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology-School of Law, India organized 13th edition of the International Winter Residential School on Economic Social and Development Rights.

Read More...

 

Theme:

"Harmonizing Foreign Investment with Economic Social and Development Rights"

Date: 28th December, 2019 - 17th January, 2020

Understanding the need to explore and assess the intersectionality of foreign investment concerns with the subject matter of human rights, primarily the economic, social and development dynamics from a holistic approach, Kathmandu School of Law in collaboration with Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology-School of Law, India organized 14th edition of the International Winter Residential School on Economic Social and Development Rights.

Read More...