As a member of the International NGO Coalition for the OP to the ICESCR, the ICJ is co-convening a high-level event on the protection of economic, social and cultural rights March 13 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
This event is organized together with the Group of Friends of the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR, including Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Senegal, Spain, Slovakia, Portugal and Uruguay; and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
It will highlight the importance of OP-ICESCR to the full realization of human rights and the need to achieve widespread ratification of the OP-ICESCR to ensure access to justice for all.
Speakers will include the Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Water and Sanitation, as well as the Permanent Representatives of Argentina, France, Portugal, Slovakia and Uruguay.
Parallel Event – OP-ICESCR-event-2013 (download the flyer, pdf)