Considerations of the International NGO Coalition for an Optional Protocol to the ICESCR


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. We recognize that many questions regarding interpretation and application of the OP ICESCR will best be addressed by the Committee through the development of its jurisprudence. However, we consider the issues addressed in this paper to be appropriate for clarification in this preliminary stage of the Committee's work in light of their centrality to the effectiveness of the procedure and the existence of well-established jurisprudence and practice from other human rights bodies.

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