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Call for written contributions to the draft general comment (No. 26) on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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Treaty bodies


22 December 2022


Issued by Treaty bodies


Economic, social and cultural rights, Land and housing, Access to land

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General Discussion Day - 14 October 2019


The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is developing a general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

The Committee, through its Co-Rapporteurs, has prepared the draft general comment. By way of public consultation, the Committee invited 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 before the deadline-15 August 2021.

Inputs Received
Inputs Received

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.

  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
  5. Clínica jurídica de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra_2
  6. Burma Environmental Working Group
  7. Joint contribution Geneva Academy - La Via Campesina - CETIM - FIAN International
  8. Joint contribution Geneva Academy and other Partners
  9. Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition_1.Writtten contribution
  10. Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition_2.mark-up
  11. Transparency International Deutschland e.V
  12. Turkey
  13. Switzerland
  14. IIED
  15. Joint Submission_CODEHUPY
  16. Women's Legal Centre
  17. The Saami Council – Norway
  18. International Council on Archives (ICA)
  19. Aura Julia Realpe Oliva
  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
  25. Saharawi National Commission for Human Rights
  26. Mexico
  27. Joint submission Hakijamii Kenyan NGOs
  28. Community Land Scotland
  29. Corporación para la Protección y Desarrollo de Territorios Rurales (PRODETER)
  30. Philippines
  31. International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
  32. Red Eclesial Pan Amazónica (REPAM)
  33. Vidara, Bicchieri, Yeshanew and De Andrea de Correa, written contribution
  34. Vidara, Bicchieri, Yeshanew and De Andrea de Correa, comments on the text
  35. Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP)
  36. Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR): PDF, Word
  37. Centro por la Justicia y Derechos Humanos de la Costa Atlántica de Nicaragua (CEJUDHCAN)
  38. Joint contribution Geneva Academy - La Via Campesina - CETIM
  39. Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University
  40. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  41. The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
  42. Center for Reproductive Right: 1, 2
  43. The Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC)
  44. Japan
  45. Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI)
  46. Russian Federation
  47. Joint contribution of Geneva Human Rights Platform and Geneva Cities Hub (a paper prepared by Miloon Kothari in the series of workshops supported by UN-Habitat)
  48. National Association for Friendship Centres (NAFC)
  49. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders
  50. United Kingdom
  51. Portuguese National Monitoring Mechanism for the CRPD implementation (Me-CDPD)
  52. Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS): English, Español
  53. Joint contribution of Human Dignity and its partners,
    Annex: comments on the text
  54. Joint contribution of El Instituto de Justicia y Derechos Humanos de la Universidad Nacional de Lanús (IJDH-UNLa) and Centro para una Justicia Igualitaria y Popular (CEJIP)
  55. UN-Habitat
  56. Friends of the Earth International
  57. Transnational Institute (TNI)
  58. Human Rights Watch
  59. Joint contribution of AGTER and CERAI
  60. Canada
  61. Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
  62. Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability (UCCA)
  63. Joint contribution of FIAN Germany_GI-ESCR_LAN_OMEP_SID_Miloon Kothari
  64. No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ)
  65. Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law, and Development (APWLD)
  66. Indigenous Peoples Submission_led by Indigenous Peoples Rights International (IPRI)
  67. Joint contribution_Land and the Climate Emergency
  68. Joint contribution of Centro Sociojurídico para la Defensa Territorial and the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center: English, Español
  69. International Indian Treaty Council (IITC)
  70. Helena Kennedy Centre(HKC)_Sheffield Hallam University(SHU)
  71. Joint contribution of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights
  72. Plataforma Colombiana de Derechos Humanos, Democracia y Desarrollo (PCDDDH)
  73. Amnesty International
  74. Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group (BHRE)
  75. Al-Haq
  76. The Legal Resources Centre_South Africa
  77. Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO),
    Annex: Report of UNPO Members Meeting on Right to Land
  78. FIAN International
  79. K. Shields and M. MacInnes.
  80. Center for Water Security and Cooperation (CWSC)
  81. American Bar Association (ABA)
  82. Joint contribution of GI-ESCR, Landesa, ProDESC and AIDA
  83. Landesa
  84. Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled
  85. La Coalición Internacional por el Acceso a la Tierra (ILC)
  86. International Land Coalition (ILC)
  87. Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
  88. Law Faculty of Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University
  89. Emmaus Aurinkotehdas ry
  90. Norwegian Refugee Council - Colombia
  91. UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls (WGDAW): Word, PDF
  92. PODER
  93. Ireland
  94. Israel
  95. Norway
  96. Minority Rights Group International (MRG)
  97. Australia
  98. Colombia
  99. Germany
  100. IDA