The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is developing a General Comment on land and economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) to clarify the specific obligations of state parties relating to land and the governance of land tenure under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
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.
The draft General Comment (draft text in English) recognises the broad and complex relationship between land and human rights. It proposes more general and holistic guidance for policy in this area than has previously been available. Consequently, if and when adopted, this General Comment is likely to influence policy and law on land governance and management.
This online event – co-organized by the Geneva Human Rights Platform, UN-Habitat, the Global Land Tool Network, the Geneva Cities Hub, the Habitat International Coalition – will discuss the draft General Comment on land and ESCR and its links with the UN human rights treaty body system, the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and the UN Declaration and Expert Mechanism on the rights of indigenous peoples.
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Watch the online event – which discussed the draft General Comment on land and ESCR and its links with the UN human rights treaty body system, the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and the UN Declaration and Expert Mechanism on the rights of indigenous peoples.
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