ESC – Economic, social and cultural rights. Generally understood to be those included in the ICESCR, although ESC rights are no longer considered a discrete category of rights.
NGE – Non-governmental entity. A term used by Amnesty International and other human rights organizations in the 1980s in reference to insurgent groups and other non-government political entities that commit human rights abuses. It has largely been replaced by the generic term non-state actor.