Human rights and their significance in the practice of social work - the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ECS rights).
The economic, social and cultural rights (ESC rights) provide protection from intrusion upon a person's fundamental areas of life, such as nutrition, health, education and work. At the same time, the ESC rights entitle everyone to equal rights, i. e. discrimination free access to health care, education and to the labour market as well as to other elementary areas of social life. They thus contribute to dignified living conditions in compliance with freedom on the basis of equal justice and solidarity.
The ESC rights are an indivisible unit with civil and political rights.