Draft: UN General Comment No. 26 on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
April 2021
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
UNCESC-GENERA-202104
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18
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United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

CESCR calls for written contributions to the draft general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is developing a general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The purpose of this general comment is to clarify the specific obligations of States parties relating to land and the governance of tenure of land under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

The Committee, through its Co-Rapporteurs, has prepared the draft general comment available at the link below. By way of public consultation, the Committee invites interested individuals and organizations, including States, national human rights institutions, civil society organizations, academics, international and regional organizations and experts, to make a written contribution to the draft general comment.

How to submit a written contribution?

  • Prepare a written contribution in one of the Committee’s working languages – English, French or Spanish. (The Secretariat will not be in a position to translate these)
  • Limit the written contribution to five pages.
  • Send the written contribution, in Word format, to cescr-land@ohchr.org indicating in the subject “Written contributions – GC on land and ICESCR”.
  • Before the deadline – Tuesday, 27 July 2021.

Documentation

  • Draft General Comment: English (French and Spanish versions will be available in due course)
  • Written Contributions

Steps forward

The Co-Rapporteurs study the contributions and will revise the draft, which will then be presented to the Committee for further consideration and subsequent adoption.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Rodrigo Uprimny and Michael Windfuhr

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The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of 18 independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rightsby 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) in Part IV of the Covenant.

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