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UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights publishes findings on Denmark, Ecuador, Israel, Senegal, Slovakia, and Switzerland

GENEVA (22 October 2019) – The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published its findings on the rights records of countries it examined during its latest session from 30 September to 18 October 2019: Denmark, Ecuador, Israel, Senegal, Slovakia, and Switzerland.

The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, highlight main matters of concern and make recommendations.

The concluding observations are now available online on the session’s Web page.

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is scheduled to meet next from 17 February to 6 March 2020. More information is available on the upcoming session’s Web page.

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Background 

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights monitors States parties’ adherence to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which to date has 170 States parties. The Committee is made up of 18 members who 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. 

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