Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is a United Nations is a 18-member Committee, entrusted with overseeing implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).
It meets (usually twice per year) to consider measures which States parties to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) have taken, progress they made and obstacles they have encountered in achieving the observance of the rights recognized in the ICESCR.
The Committee's 18 members come from different countries. They serve in their personal capacity, meaning they are not UN staff, are not paid a salary to sit on the Committee, and do not represent their country of citizenship. Like the other human rights treaty monitoring bodies, the CESCR is tasked with the interpretation and monitoring of a specific treaty (the ICESCR in this case). The CESCR carries out its mandate by reviewing periodically the implementation of the treaty in each country that has ratified it, developing ‘general comments’ that interpret specific provisions of the treaty, and adjudicating individual complaints.
Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if nominated.
|Aslan Abashidze (Vice-Chair and Rapporteur)||Russian Federation||31.12.2022|
|Mohamed Ezzeldin Abdel-Moneim (Chair)||Egypt||31.12.2024|
|Asraf Ally Caunhye||Mauritius||31.12.2022|
|Peters Sunday Omologbe Emuze||Nigeria||31.12.2022|
|Karla Vanessa Lemus De Vásquez||El Salvador||31.12.2022|
|Lydia Carmelita Ravenberg||Suriname||31.12.2024|
|Heisoo Shin (Vice-Chair)||South Korea||31.12.2022|
|Rodrigo Uprimny (Vice-Chair)||Colombia||31.12.2022|
|Michael Windfuhr (Vice-Chair)||Germany||31.12.2024|
|Renato Zerbini Ribeiro Leão||Brazil||31.12.2022|
Dommen & Sepulveda (2017)  https://www.ibanet.org/Human_Rights_Institute/Publications
- The Obligation to Mobilise Resources: Bridging Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goals, and Economic and Fiscal Policies