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New Zealand and the International Covenant
on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)


  • UN Committee begins next reporting round on NZ government's performance on on economic, social and cultural rights, 2016 and 2017
    • UN Committees assess New Zealand's human rights performance under the ICCPR and the ICESCR, Peace Movement Aotearoa, 1 April 2016
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    • List of Issues Prior to Reporting (E/C.12/NZL/QPR/4), Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 16 March 2016

  • UN Committee examines NZ government's performance on economic, social and cultural rights, 2011 and 2012 :
    • Background information - the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR); the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR); the New Zealand government and the ICESCR; the government's third Periodic Report under the ICESCR; preliminary NGO reports to the CESCR 46th Pre-Sessional Working Group; the Committee's List of Issues and the government's response; NGO reports to the CESCR 48th session; and useful resources and links; and
    • Information on the 48th session - who said what in Geneva, the Committee's Concluding Observations (E/C.12/NZL/CO/3), and media coverage.


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