39th session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Start Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2007 - 00:00
End Date: 
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 00:00
Palais Wilson (ground floor conference room), 52 rue de Paquis, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland.

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by its States parties. The Committee was established under ECOSOC Resolution 1985/17 of 28 May 1985 to carry out the monitoring functions assigned to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of “concluding observations”.

The Committee cannot consider individual complaints, although a draft Optional Protocol to the Covenant is under consideration which could give the Committee competence in this regard. (please visit our resource page at http://www.escr-net.org/resources/resources_show.htm?doc_id=431553)

The Committee will consider the following State reports during the session: Costa Rica, Ukraine, San Marino, Belgium, Paraguay.

You can visit it web pag at http://www.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cescr/cescrs39.htm