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UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights publishes findings on Argentina, Cape Verde, Germany, Mali, South Africa and Turkmenistan

GENEVA (17 October 2018) – 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: Argentina, Cape Verde, Germany, Mali, South Africa and Turkmenistan.

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.

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will next meet from February 18 to March 8, 2019 to review the following countries: Bulgaria, Cameroon, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Mauritius and Slovakia. More information

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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. 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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