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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. 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

CCPR General Comment No. 26: Continuity of Obligations

8 December 1997 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Comment No. 1: Implementation of Article 3 of the Convention in the Context of Article 22 (Refoulement and Communications)

21 November 1997 | Publisher: UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) | 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

CERD General Recommendation V Concerning Reporting by States Parties (Art. 7 of the Convention)

14 April 1997 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

CEDAW General Recommendation No. 23: Political and Public Life

1997 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Recommendation No. 22: Article 5 and refugees and displaced persons

24 August 1996 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

CCPR General Comment No. 25: Article 25 (Participation in Public Affairs and the Right to Vote), The Right to Participate in Public Affairs, Voting Rights and the Right of Equal Access to Public Service

12 July 1996 | Publisher: UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) | 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

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