The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A New Instrument to Address Human Rights Violations

The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cult

The article discusses the adoption of the new Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR) as a means to obtain redress for violations of economic, social and cultural rights in the international sphere – including its potential use as regards non-compliance with extraterritorial obligations.

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