CESCR General Comment No 7 on the right to adequate housing Forced evictions
03 November 2021
General Comment No. 7 of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights provides an authoritative interpretation of the Article 11.1 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the right to adequate housing in the context of forced evictions. Each of the UN treaty bodies publishes its interpretation of the provisions of its respective human rights treaty in the form of “general comments” or “general recommendations”. These cover a wide range of subjects, from the comprehensive interpretation of rights, principles and substantive provisions to general guidance on the information that should be submitted in national reports relating to specific articles of the treaties.
This document was translated and published within the frame of the project “Protecting human rights of vulnerable groups in Azerbaijan”, funded by European Union and implemented by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).