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Title: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Alternative Title(s): ICESCR
Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Available From: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CESCR.aspx
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/b2esc.htm
Conclusion Date: 1966-12-16
Entry Into Force Date: 1976-01-03
Description: This Covenant is one of the basic documents contained in the International Bill of Human Rights. It was adopted and opened for signature by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of December 16, 1966. The document includes some of the following rights:1) right to food; 2) right to work; 3) right to housing; and 4) right to education.
This UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) site provides the text of the instrument, ratification information, declarations and reservations, and a link to the monitoring body. The text is also available in PDF.
Legal Citation: GA res. 2200A (XXI), 21 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 16) at 49, UN Doc. A/6316 (1966); 993 UNTS 3; 6 ILM 368 (1967)
Amended By: Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
EISIL Categories: Home > Individuals & Groups > Basic Sources
Home > International Dispute Settlement > Human Rights > United Nations Human Rights Bodies
Home > International Human Rights > Basic Sources
Keywords: human rights
International Bill of Human Rights
Language(s): Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Russian
Spanish
Document Creator: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
webadmin.hchr@unog.ch
Site Administrator: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
InfoDesk@ohchr.org


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