Tuesday 11 May 2021, 14:30 – 16:30 CEST, live on Zoom from Villa Moynier, Geneva
UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Global Land Tool Network, the Geneva Human Rights Platform, the Geneva Cities Hub, the Habitat International Coalition is pleased to invite you to a webinar to discuss the draft General Comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The meeting seeks to promote a wide discussion on the draft general comment both to ensure the relevance of its content and to encourage the adoption of its principles and guidance.
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is currently developing a general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The purpose of this general comment is to clarify the specific obligations of States parties relating to land and the governance of tenure of land under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. By way of public consultation, the Committee has invited interested individuals and organizations, including States, national human rights institutions, civil society organizations, academics, international and regional organizations and experts, to make a written contribution to the draft general comment.
The draft general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Draft Text in English) recognises the broad and complex relationship between land and human rights. It proposes more general and holistic guidance for policy in this area than has previously been available. Consequently, if and when adopted, the draft general comment is likely to influence policy and law on land governance and management in many Member States.
The webinar will be held primarily in English, with simultaneous interpretation into Spanish and French.
Register here: https://geneva-academy-ch.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpcO2rqzIjHtfMcmfl-55EtjkvdBUCvJSi
A confirmation email will be sent giving the meeting login credentials.
Concept Note and Agenda: Draft general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights