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UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to review Honduras

Honduras rights

02 June 2016

GENEVA (2 June 2016) – The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is due to review Honduras on Wednesday 8 June and Thursday 9 June.  Honduras is one of the 164 States* that have ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and so is required to undergo regular review by the Committee.

The Committee, which is composed of 18 international independent experts, will discuss a range of issues relating to Honduras’s implementation of the ICESCR with a delegation from the Honduran State. The meetings are public and will take place on 8 June from 15:00 – 18:00 (07:00 – 10:00 in Tegucigalpa) and 9 June from 10:00 – 13:00 (02:00 – 05:00).

Honduras has submitted a report to the Committee and a number of civil society groups have also sent information. Details here:

The Committee will issue its findings on Honduras and the other States being reviewed –France, Sweden, Burkina Faso, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Angola and the United Kingdom - on 27 June and publish them at the above link.


For more information, please contact: Liz Throssell + 41 22 917 9466 / +41 79 752 0488 [email protected]

Media accreditation for the Palais des Nations:
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. More information:

*Check which countries have ratified the two Covenants and the other main international human rights treaties:

50 years of the International Bill of Human Rights

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). These treaties, together with the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, form the International Bill of Rights. A campaign by the UN Human Rights Office, entitled “Our Rights, Our Freedoms, Always”,  is running throughout the year to promote and raise awareness of the two treaties, focussing on the timeless themes of rights and freedoms, in particular freedom from fear, freedom of speech, freedom of worship and freedom from want. Check the campaign website at .  

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