Treaty Body reporting - CESCR Examination of the UK

Date: 10th August 2016
Category: Right to life, survival and development, Social security

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) held its 58th session from the 6th to the 24th June. It reviewed seven States' compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights including the UK.

In its examination of the UK, the Committee expressed concern over the adverse impact of the budget cuts on the enjoyment of the rights to social security and to an adequate standard of living by disadvantaged and marginalised individuals and groups, including women, children, persons with disabilities, low-income families and families with two or more children; and the persistence of significant inequalities in educational attainment, especially for children belonging to ethnic, religious or other minorities and children from low-income families.