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UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights publishes findings on Mexico, Niger, Bangladesh, Central African Republic, Spain, and New Zealand

GENEVA (3 April 2018) – The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published its findings on the rights record of countries it examined during its latest session: Mexico, Niger, Bangladesh, Central African Republic, Spain, and New Zealand.

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, and also main matters of concern and recommendations.
The concluding observations are now available here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1197&Lang=en

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will next meet from 24 September to 12 October to review Argentina, Cabo Verde, Germany, Mali, South Africa, and Turkmenistan.

More information can be found here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1200&Lang=en

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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. For more information, please see here.

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