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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)

Eibe Riedel

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 April 2020

Economic, social, and cultural rights — Right to non-discrimination — Non-discrimination — Specific treaties — Treaties, ratification — Treaties, reservations and declarations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 In 1948, severely shattered by the cruelties and brutality of the two World Wars and still feeling the repercussions of devastating social crises like the Great Depression, the world’s leaders, joined in the newly chartered United Nations (UN), decided to lay the foundation for the universal protection of certain rights fundamental to the life of every individual, known as human rights. This so-called Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)(‘UDHR’) not only was agreed upon in the UN General Assembly (‘UNGA’) (United Nations, General Assembly) to manifest...
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