29. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

The International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights1 requires states parties to 'take steps, individually and through international assistance, and co-operation, especially economic and technical, to the maximum of its available resources, with a view to achieving progressively the full realisation of the rights recognised in the present Covenant by all appropriate means, including particularly the adoption of legislative measures'2. The Covenant includes the following substantive rights: the right to self-determination3; the right to work4; the right to just and favourable conditions of work5; the right to form trades unions and the right to strike