Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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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.

CESCR Members are elected for a term of four years by the ECOSOC, in accordance with ECOSOC Resolution 1985/17 of 28 May 1985.

Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if nominated.


Name State Term Expires
Aslan Abashidze (Vice-Chair and Rapporteur)  Russian Federation 31.12.2022
Mohamed Ezzeldin Abdel-Moneim (Chair)  Egypt 31.12.2024
Nadir Adilov  Azerbaijan 31.12.2024
Mohammed Amarti  Morocco 31.12.2024
Asraf Ally Caunhye  Mauritius 31.12.2022
Laura-Maria Craciunean-Tatu  Romania 31.12.2024
Peters Sunday Omologbe Emuze  Nigeria 31.12.2022
Ludovic Hennebel  Belgium 31.12.2022
Karla Vanessa Lemus De Vásquez  El Salvador 31.12.2022
Mikel Mancisidor  Spain 31.12.2024
Seree Nonthasoot  Thailand 31.12.2024
Lydia Carmelita Ravenberg  Suriname 31.12.2024
Preeti Saran  India 31.12.2022
Yongxiang Shen  China 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) [1]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ The Obligation to Mobilise Resources: Bridging Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goals, and Economic and Fiscal Policies