COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS

CESCR calls for written contributions to the draft general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is developing a general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The purpose of this general comment is to clarify the specific obligations of States parties relating to land and the governance of tenure of land under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

The Committee, through its Co-Rapporteurs, has prepared the draft general comment available at the link below. By way of public consultation, the Committee invites interested individuals and organizations, including States, national human rights institutions, civil society organizations, academics, international and regional organizations and experts, to make a written contribution to the draft general comment.

How to submit a written contribution?

  • Prepare a written contribution in one of the Committee’s working languages – English, French or Spanish. (The Secretariat will not be in a position to translate these)
  • Limit the written contribution to five pages.
  • Send the written contribution to cescr-land@ohchr.org, in Word format, indicating in the subject "Written contributions – GC on land and ICESCR".
  • New deadline - 15 August 2021.

Documentation

    1. Indigenous Peoples and Development Branch(Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues) - UNDEA 
    2. Marcia Kran (Member of the Human Rights Committee)
    3. Iraq
    4. Clínica jurídica de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra_1 (Spanish)
    5. Clínica jurídica de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra_2 (Spanish)
    6. Burma Environmental Working Group
    7. Joint contribution_GA_LVC_CETIM_FIAN
    8. Joint contribution_GA and others
    9. Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition_1
    10. Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition_2
    11. Transparency International Deutschland e.V
    12. Turkey
    13. Switzerland (French)
    14. IIED
    15. Joint Submission_CODEHUPY (Spanish)
    16. Women's Legal Centre
    17. The Saami Council – Norway
    18. International Council on Archives (ICA)
    19. Aura Julia Realpe Oliva (Spanish)
    20. Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights
    21. USAID
    22. The South Center
    23. Joint submission of 17 Thai CSOs
    24. ESCR-Net Joint submission

Steps forward

The Co-Rapporteurs study the contributions and will revise the draft, which will then be presented to the Committee for further consideration and subsequent adoption.


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