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UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issues findings on Cambodia, China, Lithuania, Panama, Portugal and Yemen

06 March 2023

GENEVA (6 March 2023) - The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights today published its findings on Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Lithuania, Panama, Portugal and Yemen.

The Committee examined the above six countries during its latest session from 13 February to 3 March. The findings contain positive aspects of each country's implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. They also highlight matters of concern and make recommendations.

The findings, officially known as concluding observations, are now available on the session webpage.

The Committee will hold its next session from 25 September to 13 October 2023 to review Armenia, Brazil, Chad, France, Qatar and the State of Palestine.

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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 which to date has 171 States parties and the Optional Protocol, which has 26 States parties. 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.

 

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