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OHCHR Publications

OHCHR has produced a number of publications on specific themes and situations in relation to ESCRs; fact sheets summarizing important aspects of ESCRs, as well as thematic reports to the ECOSOC and General Assembly. Other publications on specific ESCR rights and on key concepts of ESCRs may be found on their respective pages.

FAQ 33 in PDF

Frequently Asked Questions on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Fact Sheet No. 33;
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HR Indicators E/2011/90 in PDF Human rights indicators and ESCR, E/2011/90, 2011; 
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Implementation & Monitoring of ESCR E/2009/90 in PDF Implementation & monitoring of ESCR, E/2009/90, 2009;
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Progressive realization of ESCR, E/2007/82 in PDF Progressive realization of ESCR, E/2007/82, 2007;
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Legal protection of ESCR E/2006/86 in PDF Legal protection of ESCR, E/2006/86, 2006;
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Specific issues and situations & ESCR

ESCR in conflict and post-conflict societies A/HRC/4/62 in PDF

ESCR in conflict and post-conflict societies, A/HRC/4/62, 2007;
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Gender equality and non-discrimination & ESCR, E/2008/76 in PDF Gender equality and non-discrimination & ESCR, E/2008/76;
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ESCR of migrants, E/2010/89 in PDF ESCR of migrants, E/2010/89;
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Tools and guides

ESCR in conflict and post-conflict societies A/HRC/4/62 in PDF

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions;
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Universal human rights index