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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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Consideration of reports submitted by States parties in accordance with article 16 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Replies by the Government of Sri Lanka to the list of issues (E/C.12/LKA/Q/2-4) to be taken up in connection with the consideration of the combined second, third and fourth periodic reports of Sri Lanka (E/C.12/LKA/2-4)

21 October 2010 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: Sessional 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 Sri Lanka concerning articles 1 to 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (E/C.12/LKA/2-4)

14 June 2010 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: Sessional Reports

Combined second, third and fourth periodic reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant - Sri Lanka

27 January 2010 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: Sessional Reports

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