The UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies issue general comments and recommendations about how to interpret each core convention.


International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR):

General Comment no. 4 concerns the interpretation of the provision stated in Article 3 ICCPR.

General Comment no. 4: Equality between the sexes (Art. 3), 1981.


International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR):

General Comment no. 7: The right to adequate housing - forced evictions (Art. 11.1), 1997


General Comment no. 4: Right to adequate housing (Art. 11.1), 1991


General Comment no. 12: Right to adequate food (Art. 11), 1999


General Comment no. 13: Right to education (Art. 13), 1999


General Comment no. 14: Right to the highest attainable standard of healh (Art. 12), 2000


General Comment no. 15: Right to water (Art. 11 and 12), 2002


International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD):

General Comment no. 25: Gender related dimensions of racial discrimination, 2000


Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW):

General Recommendation no. 6: Effective national machinery and publicity, 1988


General Recommendation no. 9: Statistical data concerning the situation of women, 1989


General Recommendation no. 10: Tenth anniversary of the adoption of the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, 1989


General Recommendation no. 12: Violence against women, 1989


General Recommendation no. 13: Equal remuneration for work of equal value, 1989


General Recommendation no. 14: Female circumcision, 1990


General Recommendation no. 15: Avoidance of discrimination against women in national strategies for the prevention and control of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), 1990


General Recommendation no. 16: Unpaid women workers in rural and urban family enterprises, 1991


General Recommendation no. 17: Measurement and quantification of the unremunerated domestic activities of women and their recognition in the gross national product, 1991


General Recommendation no. 18: Disabled women, 1991


General Recommendation no. 19: Violence against women, 1992


General Recommendation no. 21: Equality in marriage and family relations, 1994


General Recommendation no. 23: Political and public life, 1997


General Recommendation no. 24 (Art. 12): Women and health, 1999


General Recommendation no. 26: Women migrant workers, 2008


General Recommendation no 27: Older women and protection of their human rights, 2013


General Recommendation no 30: Women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations, 2013
















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