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NGO Coalition Welcomes Historic Decision: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Track to have Equal Footing with Other International Human Rights Law

The United Nations Human Rights Council today approved by consensus an Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The momentous decision today by the Human Rights Council brings one step closer the possibility of an international remedy mechanism for violations of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The Optional Protocol is the result of several decades of work by governments, civil society, (...) - Human Rights Council / Globalization, Economic Social & Cultural Rights, Optional Protocol to the International…


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