INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS

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TREATY

ICESCR International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights T | P | E

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS – GENERAL COMMENTS
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights publishes its interpretation of the content of human rights provisions, in the form of General Comments on thematic issues.

The following is a list of some of the General Comments issued by this Committee.

 

NO. SUBJECT YEAR LANGUAGE VERSIONS
21 Right of everyone to take part in cultural life 2009 T | P | E
20 Non-Discrimination in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (art. 2, para. 2) 2009 T | P | E
19 The right to social security 2008 T | PE
18 The Right to work (art. 6) 2005 T | P | E
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 is the author (art. 15 (1) (c)) 2005 T | P | E
16 The equal right of men and women to the enjoyment of all economic, social and cultural rights (art.3) 2005 T | P | E
15 The right to water (arts. 11 and 12) 2002 T | PE
14 The right to the highest attainable standard of health (art. 12) 2000 T | P | E
13 The right to education (art. 13) 1999 T | P | E
12 The right to adequate food (art. 11) 1999 T | P | E
11 Plans of action for primary education (art. 14)  1999 T | P | E
10 The role of national human rights institutions in the protection of economic, social and cultural rights 1998 T | PE
9 The domestic application of the Covenant 1998 T | P | E
8 The relationship between economic sanctions and respect for economic, social and cultural rights 1997 T | P | E
7 The right to adequate housing: forced evictions (art.11 (1)) 1997 T | P | E
6 The economic, social and cultural rights of older persons 1995 T | P | E
5 Persons with disabilities 1994 T | P | E
4 The right to adequate housing 1991 T | P | E
3 The nature of States parties’ obligations (art.2 (1)) 1990 T | P | E
2 International technical assistance measures (art. 22) 1990 T | P | E
1 Reporting by States parties 1989 T | P | E

 

The English version of all general comments/general recommendations of all human rights treaty bodies can be downloaded here.