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.

All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially within two years of accepting the Covenant and thereafter every five years. The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of “concluding observations”.

In addition to the reporting procedure, the Optional Protocol provides the Committee competence to receive and consider communications from individuals claiming that their rights under the Covenant have been violated. The Committee may also undertake inquiries on grave or systematic violations of any of the economic, social and cultural rights set forth in the Covenant, and consider inter-state complaints.

The Committee also publishes its interpretation of the provisions of the Covenant, known as general comments.

The Committee meets in Geneva and normally holds two sessions per year, consisting of a three-week plenary and a one-week pre-sessional working group.

(Source: OHCHR.org)

E/C.12/UKR/CO/7

Ukraine (CESCR 02-04-2020) - The Committee considered the seventh period report of Ukraine (E/C.12/UKR/7) at its 8th and 9th meetings (see E/C.12/2020/SR.8 and 9), held on 20 and 21 February 2020, and adopted the present concluding observations at its 30th meeting, held on 6 March 2020.

E/C.12/CHE/CO/4

Switzerland (CESCR 18-11-2019) The Committee considered the fourth periodic report of Switzerland (E/C.12/CHE/4) at its 34th and 35th meetings (see E/C.12/2019/SR.34 and 35), held on 1 and 2 October 2019, and adopted the present concluding observations at its 60th meeting, held on 18 October 2019.Switzerland (CESCR 18-11-2019) - The Committee considered the fourth periodic report of Switzerland (E/C.12/CHE/4) at its 34th and 35th meetings (see E/C.12/2019/SR.34 and 35), held on 1 and 2 October 2019, and adopted the present concluding observations at its 60th meeting, held on 18 October 2019.

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E/C.12/ECU/CO/4

Ecuador (CESCR 14-11-2019) - The Committee considered the fourth periodic report of Ecuador (E/C.12/ECU/4) at its 38th and 39th meetings (see E/C.12/2019/SR.38 and E/C.12/2019/SR.39), held on 3 and 4 October 2019, and adopted the present concluding observations at its 60th meeting, held on 18 October 2019.

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E/C.12/DNK/CO/6

Denmark (CESCR 12-11-2019) - The Committee considered the sixth periodic report of Denmark (E/C.12/DNK/6) at its 44th and 45th meetings (see E/C.12/2019/SR.44 and 45), held on 8 and 9 October 2019, and adopted the present concluding observations at its 60th meeting, held on 18 October 2019.

E/C.12/CMR/CO/4

Cameroon (CESCR 25-03-2019) - The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considered the fourth periodic report of Cameroon (E/C.12/CMR/4) at its sixth and seventh meetings (E/C.12/2019/SR.6 and E/C.12/2019/SR.7), held on 20 and 21 February 2019, and adopted the present concluding observations at its thirtieth meeting, held on 8 March 2019.

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E/C.12/DEU/CO/6

Germany (CESCR 27-11-2018) - The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considered the sixth periodic report of Germany (E/C.12/DEU/6) at its 31st and 32nd meetings (see E/C.12/2018/SR.31 and 32), held on 25 September 2018, and adopted the present concluding observations at its 58th meeting, held on 12 October 2018.

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E/C.12/ARG/CO/4

Argentina (CESCR 01-11-2018) - The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considered the fourth periodic report of Argentina (E/C.12/ARG/4) at its 36th and 37th meetings (E/C.12/2018/SR.36 and E/C.12/2018/SR.37), held on 27 and 28 September 2018, respectively, and adopted the present concluding observations at its 58th meeting, held on 12 October 2018.

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E/C.12/TKM/CO/2

Turkmenistan (CESCR 31-10-2018) - The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considered the second periodic report of Turkmenistan (E/C.12/TKM/2) at its 40th and 41st meetings (see E/C.12/2018/SR.40 and 41) held on 1 and 2 October 2018, and adopted the present concluding observations at its 58th meeting, held on 12 October 2018.

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E/C.12/MEX/CO/5-6

Mexico (CESCR 17-04-2018) - The Committee considered the combined fifth and sixth periodic reports of Mexico (E/C.12/MEX/5-6) at its 2nd and 3rd meetings (see E/C.12/2018/SR.2 and E/C.12/2018/SR.3), held on 12 and 13 March 2018. At its 28th meeting, held on 29 March 2018, the Committee adopted the following concluding observations.

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