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Article 30 - Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport
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International human rights conventions and other legal instruments
 

ICESCR: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
ICCPR: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
CERD: Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
CEDAW: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
CAT: Convention Against Torture
CRC: Convention on the Rights of the Child
ILO Convention 159: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons)
ILO Recommendation 168: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons)




Article 30
Related to para. 1

ICESCR, Article 15(1)(a): The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone: (a) To take part in cultural life;

CERD, Article 5(e)(vi): In compliance with the fundamental obligations laid down in article 2 of this Convention, States Parties undertake to (…) guarantee the right of everyone, without distinction as to race, colour, or national or ethnic origin, to equality before the law, notably in the enjoyment of the following rights:… (e) Economic, social and cultural rights, in particular: (vi) The right to equal participation in cultural activities;

CEDAW, Article 13(c): States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against women in other areas of economic and social life in order to ensure, on a basis of equality of men and women, the same rights, in particular: … (c) The right to participate in recreational activities, sports and all aspects of cultural life.

CRC, Article 31:
1. States Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.
2. States Parties shall respect and promote the right of the child to participate fully in cultural and artistic life and shall encourage the provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure activity.

CMW, Article 43(1)(g): Migrant workers shall enjoy equality of treatment with nationals of the State of employment in relation to: … (g) Access to and participation in cultural life.

CMW, Article 45(1)(d): Members of the families of migrant workers shall, in the State of employment, enjoy equality of treatment with nationals of that State in relation to: …(d) Access to and participation in cultural life.


Related to para. 5

CEDAW, Article 13(c): States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against women in other areas of economic and social life in order to ensure, on a basis of equality of men and women, the same rights, in particular: … (c) The right to participate in recreational activities, sports and all aspects of cultural life.

 

 

 


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