Government’s Role

General Comment on State Obligations Under ICESCR and Business

23 January 2017

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has called for inputs on its Draft General Comment [word doc] interpretting how the ESC Convention applies to States obligations on human rights in the context of business

The Committee will hold a Day of General Discussion on the draft general comment on Tuesday 21 February 2017.

IHRB welcomes the initiative by the Committee to develop a General Comment and appreciates the opportunity to provide input, and this submission offers recommendations and input on how best to ensure the General Comment aligns with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and related follow up initiatives by other parts of the UN human rights system.


Image: Based on LSE ICESCR overview

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