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UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issues findings on Australia, Uruguay, The Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka and Pakistan

GENEVA (28 June 2017) – The UN Committee on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session, held from 29 May to 23 June 2017, in Geneva:  Australia, Uruguay, The Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka and Pakistan

The findings cover how the respective State is doing with regard to implementing the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, detailing positive developments, main areas of concern, and recommendations for action.  The findings, officially known as concluding observations, can be found here.

 
The Committee will next meet from 18 September to 16 October 2017 to review the following countries: Colombia, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova and Russian Federation. See more details here.

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Background

Members of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty. More information:  http://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/cescr/pages/cescrindex.aspx

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