Learn about and Support the Optional Protocol to the International
Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights!
This section includes information on the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR) and the current efforts to support its creation. An OP-ICESCR would allow victims of violations of ESCR to present complaints before a United Nations body, against a state that violates the obligations established in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, if the state has ratified the OP-ICESCR .
The Resource Pages on the OP-ICESCR aim to provide information to
NGOs, specially those working at the national level who wish to contribute to
Below you will find an outline of the Resource Pages and the topics it covers. We encourage you to get involved in support of the OP. It is a timely opportunity to contribute to the development of stronger standards and mechanisms for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights. Let's make a difference together!
If you would like to receive & share information on the OP-ICESCR, and to support the ongoing campaign in support of this mechanism, we encourage you to join the OP-ICESCR Now! Campaign leaded by the NGO Coalition for an Optional Protocol.
If you would like to receive information on ESCR justiciability we invite you to subscribe to our e-mail Discussion Group on Adjudication of ESCR.
CONTENT OF THE RESOURCE PAGE ON THE OP-ICESCR: