Presentation on theme: "ECONOMICAL AND SOCIAL RIGHTS. Economic, social and cultural rights are socio-economicsocio-economic human rights, such as the right to education, right."— Presentation transcript:
Economic, social and cultural rights are socio-economicsocio-economic human rights, such as the right to education, right to housing, right to adequate standard of living and the right to health.human rightsright to educationright to housingright to adequate standard of livingright to health These rights are guaranteed in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and other legally binding international and regional human rights treaties. he International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) is a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966, and in force from 3 January 1976.treaty United Nations General Assembly
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is a body of human rights experts tasked with monitoring the implementation of the Covenant. It consists of 18 independent human rights experts, elected for four-year terms, with half the members elected every two years.
rights at work, particularly just and fair conditions of employment, protection against forced or compulsory labour and the right to form and join trade unions; These rights include:
the right to education, including ensuring that primary education is free and compulsory, that education is sufficiently available, accessible, acceptable and adapted to the individual; The right to education has been universally recognised since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 (though referred to by the ILO as early as the 1920s) and has since been enshrined in various international conventions, national constitutions and development plans.
the right to adequate housing, including security of tenure, protection from forced eviction and access to affordable, habitable, well located and culturally adequate housing; the right to food, including the right to freedom from hunger and access at all times to adequate nutritious food or the means to obtain it;
cultural rights of minorities and Indigenous Peoples; The Indigenous Peoples of the world are very diverse. They live in nearly all the countries on all the continents of the world and form a spectrum of humanity, ranging from traditional hunter-gatherers and subsistence farmers to legal scholars. In some countries, Indigenous Peoples form the majority of the population; others comprise small minorities.
Declaration on the rights of indigenous people is the basic document to assure their rights. It establishes the rights of Indigenous Peoples to the protection of their cultural property and identity as well as the rights to education, employment, health, religion, language and more. It also protects the right of Indigenous Peoples to own land collectively.collectively
Indigenous Peoples are concerned with preserving land, protecting language and promoting culture. Some Indigenous Peoples strive to preserve traditional ways of life, while others seek greater participation in the current state structures. Like all cultures and civilizations, Indigenous Peoples are always adjusting and adapting to changes in the world. Indigenous Peoples recognize their common plight and work for their self-determination; based on their respect for the earth.self-determination
the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, including the right to healthy living conditions and available, accessible, acceptable and quality health services;
the right to water – the right to sufficient water and sanitation that is available, accessible (both physically and economically) and safe. In November 2002, the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued a non-binding comment affirming that access to water was a human right: “the human right to water is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity. It is a prerequisite for the realization of other human rights.”