Poverty and ESCR


These issues relate to the way in which States fulfill their obligations to adopt measures to ensure a decent standard of living for all their citizens. This involves guaranteeing access to the economic, social and cultural rights contained in the CESCR and ensuring that State-sponsored development models do not violate other rights, such as the enjoyment of natural resources or ancestral lands.

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