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Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
The inquiry procedure may be initiated if the Committee receives reliable information indicating that the rights contained in the Convention it monitors are being systematically violated by a State party.
Inquiries may only be conducted with respect to States parties that have recognized the competence of the Committee in this regard. Check if a State party has made this declaration in the section ‘Declarations and reservations’.
State parties may opt out at any time (article 11(8) of the Optional Protocol to CESCR) by making a declaration that they do not recognize the competence of the Committee in question to undertake inquiries.
The following resources provide more information on inquiries:
Requests for inquiries should be sent to:
CESCR Committee Secretariat
Email: [email protected]