The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural rights issued these concluding observations in March 2015 following the fourth periodic report of Paraguay. The Committee acknowledges the ratification of various international instruments, as well as welcoming the state’s efforts to integrate a human rights approach in the planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of social programmes and policies.
These concluding observations also set out a series of subjects for concern and recommendations for the state. Topics covered are concerns regarding indigenous rights to land, state practices, independence of the judiciary, discrimination of marginalized groups, unemployment and work rights, forced labour, children's rights, right to food, water, sanitation and housing, and the right to health.
Citation: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 'Concluding Observations on the Fourth Periodic Report of Paraguay' (2015), E/C.12/PRY/CO/4