optional protocol

New global mechanism brings economic and social justice one step closer
News article: The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will enter into force on May 5, after Uruguay became the tenth country to ratify.
7 down, 3 to go: Momentum builds for economic and social rights complaints mechanism
by Luke Holland
February 7th, 2012
Blog: Only three more ratifications are needed to make the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights operational.
Ecuador Is First Country to Ratify the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR
by Seona Dillon McLoughlin
June 18th, 2010
New mechanism will ensure that victims of economic rights violations have the right to an effective remedy.