Discrimination Against Women


International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

United Nations CCPR/C/BLZ/CO/1 Distr.: General 26 April 2013 Human Rights Committee Concluding observations on Belize in the absence of a report, adopted by the Committee at its 107th session (11 – 28 March 2013) 1. In the absence of a report by the Stateparty, the Human Rights Committee considered the situation of civil and political rights under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Belize at its 2960th meeting (CCPR/C/SR. 2960), held in a public session on 15 March 2013. In accordance with rule 70, paragraph 1, of the Committee’s rules of procedure, the failure of a State […]


The Right to Food in Belize Part One

The right to adequate food is realized when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, has the physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement. – General Comment 12 (CESCR) The Constitution of Belize does not explicitly guarantee the right to adequate food. Belize has become a State party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 2015 by way of ratification. INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) – 1948 Article 25 1. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for […]