Non-discrimination in economic, social and cultural rights (Art. 2, para. 2) 2009, para. 11
Discrimination is frequently encountered in families, workplaces, and other sectors of society. For example, actors in the private housing sector (e.g. private landlords, credit providers and public housing providers) may directly or indirectly deny access to housing or mortgages on the basis of ethnicity, marital status, disability or sexual orientation while some families may refuse to send girl children to school. States parties must therefore adopt measures, which should include legislation, to ensure that individuals and entities in the private sphere do not discriminate on prohibited grounds.
Non-negotiated soft law
Committee on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights
General Comment / Recommendation
Means of adoption
Equality & Inclusion
Social & Cultural Rights
CESCR General Comment No. 20, Non-discrimination in economic, social and cultural rights (Art. 2, para. 2) (2009), para. 11.