Economic, social and cultural rights are a set of human rights covering the everyday life of the human person. They are recognised in international human rights law as the rights that humanity aspires to in order for human beings to live free and dignified lives. These rights cover the economic, social and cultural aspects of the human experience.

Myanmar ratified the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the 6th of October 2017, becoming the 165th state party to ratify the convention. A copy of the Covenant can be downloaded here: (English) (Burmese)

Answer Myanmar’s research is focused primarily on the right to food, the right to shelter, the right to health, and the right to education. But our team also stress the indivisible nature of human rights including those contained in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It is only when all those rights are respected, protected and fulfilled, that the everyday human person can enjoy a high standard of life, freedom and peace.