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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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Concluding observations on the initial to report of Mauritania, adopted by the Committee at its 49th session, 12-30 November 2012 : Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

10 December 2012 | 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 : 2nd periodic reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : Bosnia and Herzegovina

2 November 2012 | 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 : combined initial and 2nd periodic reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : Djibouti

2 November 2012 | 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 : combined 3rd to 5th periodic reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : El Salvador

30 October 2012 | 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 : 4th periodic reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : Austria

29 October 2012 | 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 : combined 4th, 5th and 6th periodic reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : Belarus

29 October 2012 | 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 : 5th periodic reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : Norway

29 October 2012 | 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 : 2nd periodic report submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : Uzbekistan

29 October 2012 | 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 : initial reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : Indonesia

29 October 2012 | 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 Third periodic reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant : Nepal

29 October 2012 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: States Parties Reports

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