Update: 30.01.2019

Implementation of the ICESCR: 2018-2019 report

On 14 February 2018, the Federal Council submitted its fourth report on the implementation of the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) to the UN Social Committee in Geneva and has started the third reporting cycle with some delay – the fourth report should have been due in June 2015.

In August 2018, the NGO Platform Humanrights presented the Committee suggestions for the list of issues which need to be addressed.

On 19 October 2018, the Pre-Sessional Working Group forwarded the list of issues to Switzerland.

On 6 September 2019, the Platform of Swiss NGOs on Human Rights submitted its shadow report to the Committee.

  • Civil society’s parallel report on the Swiss Government's obligations to respect and protect economic, social and cultural rights
    Platform of Swiss NGOs for Human Rights, 6 September 2019 (French, pdf, 27 p. / English, pdf, 27 p.)

The delibarations on the fourth Swiss report will take place during the 66th session of the Social Committee between 30 September and 18 October 2019 in Geneva. During the same session, the Committee will also address the reports by Denmark, Ecuador and Israel.

Final remarks and suggestions by the Committee

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