The state of economic, social and cultural rights in Argentina

This document compiles the information presented to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) of the United Nations for its fourth periodic review of Argentina’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

There are significant structural limitations on the possibility of effectively exercising these rights in our country. The scenario has worsened due to recent political decisions that hurt low- and middle-income sectors. Now, in a context of economic crisis and greater fiscal adjustment, the outlook is even bleaker.

We submitted to the CESCR a general report and six thematic reports on work, health, abortion, cultural rights, the situation of peasant and indigenous communities and of migrants. These reports were produced in conjunction with 55 actors, including social organizations, trade unions, think tanks, specialists and human rights organizations.

At the end of each section of this document, links to the complete reports are available. All the reports include suggestions for the Committee’s questions and recommendations to the Argentine state.

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