ESC Rights Update from Geneva: 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Spring 2015

April 2015

The 28th session of the Human Rights Council saw States considering a broad range of economic, social and cultural rights and associated issues.

Traditionally the March session of the Human Rights Council is considered the busiest session of the year because of the High-Level Segment and the attendance of State dignitaries - this March session was no different.  Economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights received significant attention with reports and resolutions in relation to the housing, food, environment and cultural rights mandates.  In addition there was a full day discussion on human rights and climate change, the annual ESCR omnibus resolution focusing on social protection floors and a new initiative on the right to work.

For a detailed report on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the 28th session of the Human Rights Council see HERE.