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UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by its States parties. The Committee was established under ECOSOC Resolution 1985/17 of 28 May 1985 to carry out the monitoring functions assigned to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Part IV of the Covenant.

All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially within two years of accepting the Covenant and thereafter every five years. The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of “concluding observations”.  Website: www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cescr/
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Application of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : initial reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : Togo

4 October 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : list of issues to be taken up in connection with the consideration of the 5th periodic report of Spain concerning the rights referred to in articles 1 to 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (E/C.12/ESP/5)

2 September 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: Country Profiles

Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : combined 2nd and 3rd periodic reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : Albania

25 July 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : concluding observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : Germany

12 July 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : concluding observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : Republic of Moldova

12 July 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : concluding observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : Turkey

12 July 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : concluding observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : Yemen

22 June 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : list of issues to be taken up in connection with the consideration of the 3rd periodic report of New Zealand concerning articles 1 to 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (E/C.12/NZL/3)

14 June 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : list of issues to be taken up in connection with the consideration of the 2nd periodic report of Slovakia concerning articles 1 to 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (E/C.12/SVK/2)

14 June 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : list of issues to be taken up in connection with the consideration of the combined 2nd, 3rd and 4th periodic reports of Peru concerning articles 1 to 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (E/C.12/PER/2-4)

14 June 2011 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: Country Reports

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