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date: 23 November 2017

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This article focuses on the history of the creation and application of human rights indicators within the United Nations. It describes the economic, statistical, social, and development regimes created influential actors which have significantly influenced the narrative of human rights indicators and describes the works of human rights bodies concerned with economic, social and cultural rights (ESC rights). It also discusses the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights’ (OHCHR) development of the so-called illustrative indicators and some theoretical and practical proposals for the application of human rights indicators.

Keywords: human rights indicators, United Nations, human rights bodies, ESC rights, OHCHR, illustrative indicators

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