Socio-economic rights in the UK

First published: 28 Apr 2016

Front cover of the socio-economic rights in the UK publication

As part of our work to monitor how the government is complying with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), we submitted this report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights monitors how states are meeting their treaty obligations. 

Our submission covers a number of issues including:

  • the mental healthcare of adults
  • access to justice
  • the impact of social security reform on disabled people, women and children
  • employment contracts for junior doctors in England

These issues were reflected when the Committee reported back to the UK government on the key areas where action was needed.


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