Spain: Submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. 57th session, 22 February-4 March 2016. Lists of issues prior to reporting

Index number: EUR 41/3355/2016. Amnesty International provides the present written submission to the United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee) in advance of the adoption of the list of issues prior to reporting for Spain’s sixth periodic report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Covenant). Amnesty International is concerned that since the Committee’s last review of Spain in May 2012 the State has not adopted the necessary legislative measures to ensure that economic, social and cultural rights enjoy the same level of protection as civil and political rights. Furthermore, at a time of economic crisis, when the protection of human rights of vulnerable groups is needed the most, the Spanish authorities have adopted retrogressive and discriminatory measures, undermining the right to health for migrants in irregular administrative situation, the right to access to a legal and safe abortion, the right to adequate housing and the rights of survivors of gender-based violence.
https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/EUR4133552016ENGLISH.pdf

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