Creating a fairer Britain
TheÂ International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which was adopted in 1966 and came into force in 1976 complements the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights. The UK ratified this Covenant in 1976.
In April 2009 the Commission prepared a written submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) in relation to the UK Government's performance under the International Covenant Economic, Social and Cultural rights. The submission focused on a number of areas including:
Download a copy of our submission in PDF or Word format: