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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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General Comment No. 11: Plans of Action for Primary Education (Art. 14 of the Covenant)

10 May 1999 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Comment No. 10: The role of national human rights institutions in the protection of economic, social and cultural rights

10 December 1998 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Comment No. 9: The domestic application of the Covenant

3 December 1998 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Comment No. 8: The relationship between economic sanctions and respect for economic, social and cultural rights

12 December 1997 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Comment No. 7: The right to adequate housing (Art.11.1): forced evictions

20 May 1997 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Comment No. 6: The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Older Persons

8 December 1995 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Comment No. 5: Persons with Disabilities

9 December 1994 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Comment No. 4: The Right to Adequate Housing (Art. 11 (1) of the Covenant)

13 December 1991 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Comment No. 3: The Nature of States Parties' Obligations (Art. 2, Para. 1, of the Covenant)

14 December 1990 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Comment No. 2: International technical assistance measures (Art. 22 of the Covenant)

2 February 1990 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

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