El Salvador: ICJ participates in UN review of El Salvador’s performance in realizing ESC rights

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has just finalized its review of El Salvador, one of the State parties under examination during the 52nd session of the Committee held between the 28 April and 23 May 2014.

The ICJ has contributed to the assessment of the state of realization of ESC rights in El Salvador through the submission of written information focusing on access to justice for social rights in the country.

The ICJ has also collaborated with national and international human rights NGOs including Fundación de Estudios para la Aplicación del Derecho (FESPAD), the Centre for Reproductive Rights and FIAN International, in providing alternative and updated information before the Committee’s examination.

All these organizations also attended and observed the dialogue between the Committee and the State delegation. A summary of this dialogue, prepared by FESPAD, can be found below.

The information submitted by the ICJ is based on a comprehensive study, which can be found below, analyzing the availability and effectiveness of legal and judicial remedies in El Salvador in cases of violations of social rights, that the organization published end of last year.

The ICJ looks forward to the issuing of the Committee’s concluding observations that will highlight the advances but also the remaining problems concerning the realization of ESC rights in the Central American country.

Further information:

El-Salvador-Acceso-A-La-Justicia-Report-Spa (ICJ full report-PDF-Spanish)

FESPAD summary – dialogue between Committee and El Salvador (PDF-Spanish)


Sandra Ratjen, Senior Legal Advisor, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Programme, Sandra.ratjen(a)icj.org, +41 22 979 3835

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