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On Qatar’s Reservations to the ICESCR

On Qatar’s Reservations to the ICESCR   On 18-22 October 2021 in Geneva the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will hold its 69th Pre-Sessional Working Group to start the process of reviewing States’ compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (“ICESCR”), one of the most important core human rights treaties.[1] The forthcoming ICESCR compliance review session will be closely observed, as the States reviewed are Armenia, Chad, Mauritania, Qatar, Romania, and Palestine. Among the interesting questions this session will raise, this blog post focuses on Qatar’s reservations. It will be the first review…