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General Comments/Recommendations

The UN Human Rights Treaty Committees publish their interpretation of the content of human rights provisions, known as general comments on thematic issues or methods of work.
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General comment no. 21, Right of everyone to take part in cultural life (art. 15, para. 1a of the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights)

21 December 2009 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Extracts of selected General Comments and Recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies relating to nationality and statelessness

November 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Recommendation no. 33, Follow-up to the Durban Review Conference

29 September 2009 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Recommendation no. 32, The meaning and scope of special measures in the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms [of] Racial Discrimination

24 September 2009 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General comment No. 12 (2009): The right of the child to be heard

20 July 2009 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General comment No. 20: Non-discrimination in economic, social and cultural rights (art. 2, para. 2, of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights)

2 July 2009 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General comment no. 33, Obligations of States parties under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

25 June 2009 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General comment No. 11 (2009): Indigenous children and their rights under the Convention [on the Rights of the Child]

12 February 2009 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General recommendation No. 26 on women migrant workers

5 December 2008 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Comment No. 19: The right to social security (Art. 9 of the Covenant)

4 February 2008 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

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