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Article 25, on Right to participate in public affairs

CCPR General Comment No. 25

· Marshall v. Canada, Communication No. 205/1986

· Jorge Landinelli Silva v. Uruguay,Communication No. R.8/34,
· Kall v. Poland, Communication No 552/1993
· Matyus v. Slovakia,
· Paez v. Colombia,

Article 26, on Discrimination

General Comment No. 18

· Danning v. Netherlands, Communication No 180/1984

· Guathier v. Canada, Communication No. 633/1995
· Adam v. Czech Republic, Communication No 586/1994
· Ballantyne v. Canada, Communication No. 385/1989

Vis-à-vis Race and National Origin

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice
World Conference against Racism, 2001 (Durban Declaration and Programme of Action)

· Plessy v Fergusson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896)

· Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954)
· Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003)
· Ziad Ben Ahmed Habassi v. Denmark, CERD/C/390 Communications No. 10/1997

Vis-à-visWomen’s Rights

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

UN G.A. Res. 48/104, Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, A/RES/ 48/104,
20 December 1993, art. 1

· The Mauritian Women Case, Communication No. 35/1978

· Broeks v the Netherlands, Communication No. 172/1984
· E.S. and S.C. v. Tanzania, Communication No. 48/2013
· U.S. v. Virginia, 518 U.S. 515 (1996)
· Garcia v. Drilon, G.R. No. 179267, June 25, 2013
· V.K. v. Bulgaria, UN Doc CEDAW/C/49/D/20/2008 (
· People v. Jumawan, G.R. No. 187495, April 21, 2014
Vis-à-vis Disabled Persons

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

ICESCR General Comment No. 5

· Coleman v Attridge Law (2008) C-303/06 (and AG Opinion)

· Kocherov And Sergeyeva v. Russia, ECHR Application no. 16899/13
· Fag og Arbejde v. Kommunernes Landsforening (KL),ECJ Case C‑354/13
· Cheshire West and Chester Council v. P(2014) UKSC 19

Article 27, on Rights of Minority

Article 30 (4) and 40(1), on the obligation to participate in the ICCPR Machinery

Article 50, on obligation to resolve federalism issue

II. Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

General Comment No. 3

General Comment No. 8

Government of the Republic of South Africa and Others v Grootboom and Other, 2001 (1) SA 46

City of Johannesburg v. Mazibuko, 2009 ZASCA 20 (25 March 2009)

A. Economic Rights

i. Right to work

ICESCR, Art. 6

General Comment 18: The Right to Work

Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa v. Angola, Communication No.

ii. Right to a Fair Wage and Safe Working Conditions

ICESCR, Art. 7

iii. Right to Form and Join Trade Unions

ICESCR, Art. 8

Enerji Yapi-Yol Sen v. Turkey, no. 68959/01

Confederation of Swedish Enterprise v. Sweden, Complaint No. 12.2002

B. Social Rights

i. Right to Social Security Article

ICESCR, Art. 9

General Comment No. 19, The Right to Social Security

Case of the “Five Pensioners” v. Perú. Judgment of February 28, 2003

ii. Rights of the Family

ICESCR, Art. 10

UN Human Rights Council, Resolution 24/L.34, Strengthening Efforts to Prevent and Eliminate
Child Early and Forced Marriage: Challenges, Achievements, Best Practices and Implementation
Gaps, A/HRC/24/L.34, 23 September 2013.

Amnesty International v. Zambia, Communication No. 212/98

Rochac et al. (El Salvador), IACHR, Report No. 75/12, Case 12.577, 7 November 2012

iii. Right to Adequate Standard of Living

ICESCR, Art. 11

Olga Tellis v. Bombay Municipal Corporation1985 SCC (3) 545

a.Right to Food
ICESCR, Art. 11(2)
General Comment 12: The Right to Adequate Food
Social and Economic Rights Action Centre and Centre for Economic and Social Rights v. Nigeria,
ACHPR Case No. 155/96

b. The Right to Water

ICESCR, Art. 11 & 12
General Comment 15: The Right to Water
Sudan Human Rights Organisation & Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) v. Sudan,
Communications Nos. 179/03-296/2005
City of Johannesburg v. Mazibuko, 2009 ZASCA 20 (25 March 2009)

c. Right to Housing
ICESCR, Art. 11
General Comment 4: The Right to Adequate Housing
General Comment No. 7, The Right to Adequate Housing: Forced Evictions

European Roma Rights Centre v. Portugal, Complaint No. 61/2010

European Roma Rights Centre v. Italy, Complaint No. 27.2005

iv. Right to Property

ICESCR, Art. 11
Case of the Sawhoyamaxa Indigenous Community v. Paraguay. Judgment of March 29, 2006

v. Right to Health

ICESCR, Art. 12

General Comment 14: The Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health

UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS

Laxmi Madal v. Deen Dayal Harinagar Hospital, 8853/2008 (High Court of India)

C. Cultural rights

i. Right to Education

ICESCR, Art. 13-14

General Comment No. 11, Plans of Action for Primary Education

Guide on Article 2 of Protocol No. 1 to the European Convention on Human Rights

The Case of the Girls Yean and Bosico v. Dominican Republic. Judgment of September 8, 2005.

Free Legal Assistance Group and Others v. Zaire, Communication Nos. 25/89-47/90-56/91-

Mohini Jain v. State of Karnataka, 1992 AIR 1858

Case "Relating To Certain Aspects Of The Laws On The Use Of Languages In Education In
Belgium" Application no 1474/62; 1677/62; 1691/62; 1769/63; 1994/63; 2126/64

ii. Right to Take Part in Cultural Life

ICESCR, Art. 15(1)(a)

General Comment No. 21, Right of Everyone to Take Part in Cultural Life

Case of the Kichwa Indigenous People of Sarayaku v. Ecuador.

Centre for Minority Rights Development (Kenya) and Minority Rights Group (on behalf of
Endorois Welfare Council) v. Kenya,
Shaver, Lea and Sganga, Caterina, "The Right to Take Part in Cultural Life: Copyright and Human
Rights" (2009). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 23.

iii. Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress

ICESCR, Art. 15(1)(b)

Report of the Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, Farida Shaheed on the Right to
Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress and its Applications

Case of Artavia Murillo et al. (“In Vitro Fertilization”) v. Costa Rica

iv. Right to Benefit from the Protection of Moral and Material Interests Resulting from Scientific,
Literary and Artistic Productions

ICESCR, Art. 15(1)(c)

General Comment No. 17, The Right of Everyone to Benefit from the Protection of the Moral
and Material Interests Resulting from any Scientific, Literary or Artistic Production of which He or
She is the Author

Sorguç v. Turkey, no. 17089/03, ECHR 2009