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UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to review Colombia, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova and Russian Federation

GENEVA (14 September 2017) – The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which monitors implementation by States of one of the main international human rights treaties, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights (ICESCR),  is meeting in Geneva from 18 September to 6 October 2017. 

The Committee will review these countries on the following dates:  Colombia (19-20 September), Mexico (28-29 September), Republic of Korea (20-21 September), Republic of Moldova (21-22 September) and Russian Federation (25-26 September).

The above are among the 165 States that have ratified the ICESCR and so are required to report regularly to the Committee of 18 international independent experts. The Committee will also hear from NGOs and national human rights institutions.

The public sessions, which will be webcast at http://webtv.un.org/, will take place from 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00 at Palaisdes Nations, Geneva.

More information, including submitted reports by the States, can be found here.

The Committee’s findings, officially termed concluding observations, on the countries reviewed, will be published on 9 October 2017 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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