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COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS

Day of General Discussion on “The right to take part in cultural life”, 9 May 2008

The Committe on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has received the following written contributions on the right to take part in cultural life (article 15 (1) (a) of the Covenant).

Background papers from experts

  1. Cultural life in the context of human rights by Yvonne Donders
  2. Pauvreté et accès à la culture by Annelise Oeschger
  3. NO COPYRIGHT AND NO DOMINATION OF CULTURAL MARKETS: two conditions for realising active participation in cultural life by Joost Smiers
  4. Le droit de participer à la vie culturelle contenu et importance pour la réalisation de tous les droits de l'homme by Patrice Meyer-Bisch
  5. Integrating Cultural Concerns in the Interpretation of General Individual Rights – Lessons from the International Human Rights Case Law by Julie Ringelheim
  6. La société démocratique comme espace culturel, pluraliste. Réflexions sur la jurisprudence de la Cour Européenne des droits de l’homme by Julie Ringelheim
  7. Cultural rights and universality of human rights by Patrick Thornberry
  8. The right to take part in cultural life by Elissavet Stamatopoulou
  9. Collective dimensions of the right to take part in cultural life by Ephraim Nimni
  10. Le droit de participer à la vie culturelle by Abdoulaye Sow

Written contributions from participants

  1. The right to take part in cultural life by Christian Groni
  2. Submission of the International Commission of Jurists for the Day of Discussion on the right to participate in cultural rights convened by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  3. Equality and the right to participate in cultural life by International Women’s Rights Action Watch
  4. Vida cultural y educación by Organización internacional para el derecho a la educación y la libertad de enseñanza (OIDEL)
  5. The right to take part in cultural life, comments by ILO
  6. Instrumentos normativos internacionales y políticas culturales nacionales by Edwin R. Harvey
  7. La France et la négation des droits culturels humains fondamentaux by Tangi Louarn (EBLUL-France)
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