UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to review Costa Rica

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Flags of the 193 UN Member States outside the Palace of Nations, Geneva. UN Photo.

(Q24N) The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is due to review Costa Rica on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 September.

Costa Rica is one of the 164 States that have ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and so is required to undergo regular review by the Committee.

Composed of 18 independent human rights experts, the Committee will discuss a range of issues relating to Costa Rica’s implementation of the ICESCR with a Costa Rican delegation. The Committee’s meetings with the delegation are public and will take place on 19 September from 15:00 to 18:00 (07.00 to 10:00 in San José) and on 20 September from 10:00 to 13:00 (02:00 to 05:00) in Room XVI at Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The meetings are public and will be webcast LIVE at http://webtv.un.org/, the UN’s live and on demand service.

Costa Rica has submitted a report to the Committee which is available here:   http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1060&Lang=en

Any information submitted by civil society organisations can be accessed through the same link.

The Committee will issue its findings on Costa Rica and the other States being reviewed – Cyprus, Poland, Tunisia, Lebanon, Dominican Republic, Philippines – on 10 October and publish them at the above link.