The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights published their findings and recommendations for Argentina.

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), a monitoring body of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights published its findings and recommendations for Argentina in a process that contained a preliminary report carried out by the Argentine State and various shadow reports from civil society organisations, which can be seen in the list of documents attached to this Committee meeting.

Las recomendaciones del Comité de DESC para ArgentinaFUNDEPS, in collaboration with the Argentine Inter-American Heart Foundation and the O’Neill Institute for International and Global Health Law will present a shadow report focusing on the need to strengthen tobacco regulation in order to act against the serious consequences that smoking creates in Argentina. The report titled: “Tobacco Control in Argentina: progress and further challenges’’ is available on the Committee’s official website:

It should be noted that, taking this report into account, the Committee carried out specific recommendations for tobacco control in the following way: “The Committee recommends the State party to ratify the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control and develop fiscal policies, pricing and raising people’s awareness in order to effectively reduce smoking, in particular among women and young people.”

As well as this, we highlight other recommendations related to the right to access adequate housing:

– The Committee urges the State party to ratify housing policies in order to guarantee everyone has access to adequate and affordable housing, with legal security of tenure.
– Furthermore, the State party is encouraged to fight effectively against speculation in the housing market, in land use and construction, taking into account its General Comment No.4 (1991), related to the right to access adequate housing.
-The Committee also urges the State party to adopt specific measures, legislative or other, so that people who have been victims of forced eviction can get alternative housing or fair and just compensation in accordance with the provisions in the General Comment No. 7 (1997), relating to forced evictions.

More information:

Observaciones finales del Comité de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales para Argentina
(Concluding observations from the The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for Argentina)

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Translated by: Rachel Henderson