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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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Right to just and favourable conditions of work (article 7 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights)

20 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General comment no. 21, Right of everyone to take part in cultural life (art. 15, para. 1a of the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights)

21 December 2009 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General comment No. 20: Non-discrimination in economic, social and cultural rights (art. 2, para. 2, of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights)

2 July 2009 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Comment No. 19: The right to social security (Art. 9 of the Covenant)

4 February 2008 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Comment No. 17: The Right of Everyone to Benefit from the Protection of the Moral and Material Interests Resulting from any Scientific, Literary or Artistic Production of Which He or She is the Author (Art. 15, Para. 1 (c) of the Covenant)

12 January 2006 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Comment No. 16: The Equal Right of Men and Women to the Enjoyment of All Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Art. 3 of the Covenant)

11 August 2005 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

General Comment No. 15: The Right to Water (Arts. 11 and 12 of the Covenant)

20 January 2003 | Publisher: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

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

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