The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Commentary

Pretoria University Law Press, 2016

403 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2016 Last revised: 4 Jul 2016

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Malcolm Langford

University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Public and International Law

Bruce Porter

Social Rights Advocacy Centre

Rebecca Brown

International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net)

Julieta Ross

National University of Lanús

Date Written: June 3, 2016

Abstract

On 10 December 2008, the UN General Assembly adopted the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This new commentary aims to address the need for scholarly research, reasoned argument, consistent interpretation and creative approaches to adjudication under the new OP-ICESCR to ensure that its promise and purpose is fully realised. The edited book is divided into three main sections that respectively address procedural issues, substantive interpretation and remedies and enforcement. Each of the chapters sets out the background to the relevant article of the Protocol and analyses the different issues that are likely to arise in its interpretation and application. It seeks to move beyond a standard legal commentary to ask how the mechanism can be effectively applied and interpreted.

Suggested Citation

Langford, Malcolm and Porter, Bruce and Brown, Rebecca and Ross, Julieta, The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Commentary (June 3, 2016). Pretoria University Law Press, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2789733

Malcolm Langford (Contact Author)

University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Public and International Law ( email )

P.O. Box 6706 St. Olavs plass
N-0130 Oslo
Norway

Bruce Porter

Social Rights Advocacy Centre ( email )

Canada

Rebecca Brown

International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) ( email )

211 East 43rd Street, #906
New York, NY 10017
United States

Julieta Ross

National University of Lanús

29 de Septiembre 3901
Lanús
Buenos Aires, B1826GLC
Argentina

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