Published: 1 Jun 2004

Economic, social and cultural rights in the Russian Federation


On 12 December 2003 the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights published its Concluding Observations in response to the Fourth Periodic Report of the Russian Federation. Alongside this, an Alternative Report was published by a number of leading NGOs. The reports consider the situation in the Chechen Republic, as well as that of indigenous communities, and other violations including gender inequality, people trafficking, domestic violence, and a general deterioration in healthcare provisions.

This article provides an outline of the content of the two reports. To read more, click on the link to the full article below.