NGO Coalition for the OP-ICESCR / Activities and Actions

View the final report from the session on OP-ICESCR ratification organized as a part of the Social Rights Litigation Workshop held in South Africa on 12-14 March 2012.

December 10th of 2011, Human Rights Day, marks the third anniversary of the adoption of the Optional Protocol to International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights at the UN general Assembly.

This paper   presents the NGO Coalition's views regarding key provisions of the OP ICESCR that it considers should be reflected in the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Committee) Rules of Procedure related to individual communications.     

Statement by Navanethem Pillay, United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights during the signing ceremony of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, held in New York on September 29, 2009.  

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The Coalition's efforts are focused on ensuring the prompt entry into force of the Optional Protocol, its proper implementation, and increasing the knowledge and capacity of individuals, groups and organizations to work with this mechanism.

Ivahanna Larrosa


Telephone: +1.212.681.1236

Could the OP bring redress to your community, group or organization for ESCR violations? 

Have you used or been involved with other mechanisms of protection with positive results? 

If so, please share your story or testimony with us.   These would be useful and powerful in our...