Press Release: Socio-economic rights optional protocol heralds a new dawn in the enforcement of these rights - 3 May 2013

The coming into force today of the OP-ICESCR marks the beginning of a new dawn in the enforcement of socio-economic rights at the international level, with consequential positive impacts at the national level. According to Prof. Lilian Chenwi, Associate Professor at the Wits School of Law, the OP-ICESCR “would encourage State parties to ensure more effective local remedies for socio-economic rights violations”. The Campaign for South Africa’s Ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, joins other civil society groups and human rights advocates across the world in celebrating the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR).

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