The written statement must be sent to the CESCR
Secretariat at least three months in advance of the session for which it is intended.
also specifies that States should "prevent their own citizens and companies from violating the right to water in other countries .
Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Periodic report to UN CESCR
has become the principal human rights treaty body in
other international treaties, general comments of the CESCR
This classification has been endorsed by the CESCR
in its General Comment 12, as well as by a great number of scholars.
As explained below, the CESCR
has focused on the often direct impact the actions of international finance and trade organizations have on the well-being of the world's poor.
The resulting CESCR
document (General Comment (GC) 12) defines the right to food as the right of everyone to have 'physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement' (GC 12, Point 6).
The UN CESCR
(2009) addresses this normative issue by stating:
31) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, CESCR
General Comment No.
6) Article 10 of CESCR
states, "Special measures of protection and assistance should be taken on behalf of all children and young persons without any discrimination for reasons of parentage or other conditions.
It urges CESCR
to take "appropriate steps toward ending Israel's repeated violations of the economic, cultural and social rights in" Palestine.