Consideration of NZ’s third periodic report on the implementation of the ICESCR

The New Zealand Human Rights Commission welcomed the opportunity to provide information relevant to the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) to inform New Zealand’s third periodic review.

This submission focuses on the Christchurch recovery, and three key enduring challenges for New Zealand identified in New Zealand’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), other treaty body recommendations, and highlighted in the Commission’s 2010 review of human rights in New Zealand:

  • violence
  • inequality
  • the full and effective incorporation of international human rights obligations.

Read the Consideration of New Zealand’s third periodic report on the implementation of the ICESR (Word 150Kb).

Link to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – 48th session. Read the Committee’s concluding statement on New Zealand (Word 120Kb). 

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