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The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights takes up Sri Lanka today

File photo: CESCR in session.

The 61st the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights discusses Sri Lanka situation today and tomorrow in Palais Wilson in Geneva today. Sri Lanka government as well as civil society groups have submitted reports for the consideration.

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of 18 independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by its States parties. The Committee was established under ECOSOC Resolution 1985/17 of 28 May 1985 to carry out the monitoring functions assigned to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Part IV of the Covenant.

11 Member civil society group has arrived in Geneva to participate in the CESCR 61 session. The Collective for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – Sri Lanka will be represented by:

Ms. Dhanushka Rajarathnam (EQUAL GROUND)
Mr. Muthulingam Periyasamy (Institute for Social Development)
Ms. Yogeshwari Krishana (Institute for Social Development)
Ms. Anuratha Rajarathnam (Surya Women’s Development Foundation)
Ms. Kurushanthan Mahaluxmi ( Mannar Women’s Development Foundation)
Ms. Shreen Saroor (Mannar Women’s Development Foundation)
Mr. Chintaka Rajapakse (Movement for Land and Agriculture reforms)
Mr. Pradeep Wanigasuriya (National Fisheries Solidarity Movement)
Ms. Meriyampillai Jeyaseeli (Representative of landless communities in North)
Ms. Ashila Niroshini (Standup Movement)
Mr. Sandun Thudugala (Law and Society Trust)

All reports related to the Sri Lanka session can be accessed here : CESER 61 session



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