International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Socio-Economic Rights in the UK 

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will be considering its list of issues on the UK in October 2015. The EHRC's final shadow report and Annex covered the following priority areas;

  • Adequate standard of living, including: financial decision-making; impact of social security reforms on people with disabilities, women, and children; and income, child and food poverty.
  • Access to healthcare, including: people with disabilities; older people; other vulnerable groups; and adults and children with mental health problems.
  • Access to education, including: access to further and higher education.
  • Access to civil law justice, including: the impact of LASPO reforms; the proposed residence test; judicial review reforms; and court and tribunal fees.
  • Violence against women and girls
  • Just and favourable working conditions, including: migrant workers and overseas domestic workers
  • Equal pay gaps, including: the gender, race and disability pay gaps

Download our shadow report: Socio-Economic Rights in the UK
The Commission's shadow report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the United Kingdom’s Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Download our recommendations to improve implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the UK

Annex 2 to the ICESCR shadow report consists of our report on the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the UK and is included here for reference purposes.

Download annex 2, Socio-Economic Rights in the UK

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2015