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Expert papers submitted for the day of General Discussion (2008)

You will find below the expert papers submitted for the day of General discussion on the right to take part in cultural life, organized by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural rights on 9 May 2008. The papers are listed in order of their official numbers (right hand column). They are only available in their language of submission.

See the webpage of the about the day of general discussion of the Committee on economic, social and cultural rights. The adopted General Comment n° 21 can be found here.

Consult the webpage of the mandate on cultural rights to learn more about how these contributions were used to map the nature, issues at stake and challenges relating to cultural rights.

Experts papers


Christian GroniThe right to take part in cultural life E/C.12/40/3
Julie RingelheimIntegrating cultural concerns in the interpretation of general individual rights – lessons from the International Human Rights Case Law E/C.12/40/4
Julie RingelheimLa société démocratique comme espace culturel, pluraliste. Réflexions sur la jurisprudence de la Cour européenne des droits de l'homme E/C.12/40/5
Joost SmiersNo copyright and no domination of cultural markets. Two conditions for realizing active participation in cultural life E/C.12/40/6
International Commission of JuristsSubmission E/C.12/40/7
Patrice Meyer-BischLe droit de participer à la vie culturelle. Contenu et importance pour la réalisation de tous les droits de l'homme E/C.12/40/8
Elissavet StamatopoulouThe right to take part in cultural life E/C.12/40/09
International Women's Rights Action WatchEquality and the right to participate in cultural life E/C.12/40/10
OIDELVida cultural y educación E/C.12/40/11
ILOThe right to take part in cultural life E/C.12/40/12
Yvonne DondersCultural life in the context of human rights E/C.12/40/13
Annelise OeschgerPauvreté et accès à la culture E/C.12/40/14
Patrick ThornberryCultural rights and universality of human rights E/C.12/40/15
Edwin. R. HarveyInstrumentos normativos internacionales y políticas culturales nacionales E/C.12/40/16
Ephraim NimniCollective dimensions of the right to take part in cultural life E/C.12/40/17
Tangi Louarn (EBLUL-France)La France et la négation des droits culturels humains fondamentaux E/C.12/40/18
Abdoulaye SowLe droit de participer à la vie culturelle E/C.12/40/19