Who we are?

The Observatory is a human rights centre that concentrates its efforts on dismantling the devalued perception of social rights - the right to housing, to work, to education, to health, to food - in relation to other fundamental rights such as civil and political rights and patrimonial rights. To this end, the Observatory combines political advocacy with research, the advice and the organization of courses and conferences and strategic litigation. Thus, research and publications are promoted, seminars and trainings are organized and popular demands and struggles are accompanied. All this without losing sight of the importance of networking and participation in social campaigns.

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Assembly of members

The following persons and organisations are members of the Observatory DESC:
Members: Amnistia Internacional (observers), Centre de Drets Humans Irídia, Comissions Obreres de Catalunya, Dones juristes, Grup Antropologia Jurídica de la Universitat de Barcelona, Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya, Intersindical Alternativa de Catalunya; Martí Batllori, Gonzalo Boyé, Rafa de Cáceres, Isabel Elbal, Mercè Pidemont, Ramon Plandiura, Raquel Rodríguez.

Board of Directors

President: Marco Aparicio, Professor de Dret Constitucional de la Universitat de Girona (UdG).

Secretary: Raul Marquez.
Vocals: Mireia Belil, Encarna Bodelon, Natalia Caicedo, David Casassas, Eva Fernandez, Iolanda Fresnillo, Jordi Mir, Xavier Pedrol, Alfons Pérez, Juanma Pericàs.


The technical team of the observatory is made up of the following people: