ICCPR – International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. A core human rights treaty that together with the UDHR and the ICESCR comprise the bedrock of international human rights law. It commits ratifying countries to respect, protect and fulfill civil and political rights. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1966 and in force since 1976.
ESC – Economic, social and cultural rights. Generally understood to be those included in the ICESCR, although ESC rights are no longer considered a discrete category of rights.