[CML 000454] 社会権規約選択議定書批准運動の呼びかけ

maeda akira maeda at zokei.ac.jp
2009年 6月 25日 (木) 13:00:30 JST

前田 朗です。






Via IWRAW Asic Pacific

As you would know, the Optional Protocol to the Convenant on Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights (OP ICESCR) has been adopted. However there
is still some way to go before it becomes an instrument women can use to
promote and protect their rights. On 24 September 2009,the OP ICESCR
opens for signature by States. The OP ICESCR can only come into force if
enough States sign it.

You can help to make this happen by contacting your government and
pushing them to sign the OP ICESCR in September.

Additional information in French and Spanish is available from

IWRAW Asia Pacific. iwraw-ap at iwraw-ap.org <mailto:iwraw-ap at iwraw-ap.org>

We hope that you can help to bring the OP ICESCR into force and make it
an effective instrument for women.


UN Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic,
Socialand Cultural Rights - Adopted by theUNGeneral Assembly - 10
December 2008:



International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights:



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Subject: Optional Protocol to Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural
Rights Adopted by UN Human Rights Council



The Optional Protocol to the UN Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural
Rights, will make it possible for individual, groups or organizations
acting on their behalf to seek justice at the international level for
violations of economic, social and cultural rights by submitting
complaints to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
The adoption of the Optional Protocol also provides support to efforts
to get greater recognition of economic, social and cultural rights in
domestic law and before courts, and will strengthen our monitoring role,
as civil society organizations. The NGO Coalition for the Optional
Protocol Steering Committee




18 June 2008

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour
today congratulated the Human Rights Council on its adoption of an
important new human rights instrument to strengthen the protection of
economic, social and cultural rights.

“This is a highly significant achievement”, she said. “The Protocol will
provide an important platform to expose abuses that are often linked to
poverty, discrimination and neglect, and that victims frequently endure
in silence and helplessness. It will provide a way for individuals, who
may otherwise be isolated and powerless, to make the international
community aware of their situation.”

The Optional Protocol will allow persons to petition an international
human rights body about violations of rights guaranteed in the
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Adopted
by the Human Rights Council on 18 June, the Protocol is expected to get
the final approval by the United Nations General Assembly later this
year. Thereafter, the Protocol will enter into force once it has been
ratified by 10 States.

“Since the adoption of the two core international human rights covenants
in 1966, the lack of a complaint procedure for economic, social and
cultural rights has been a missing piece in the international human
rights protection system" Arbour said. "As we are celebrating the
60-year anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the
Optional Protocol reaffirms our commitment to a unified and
comprehensive vision of human rights, sending a strong, unequivocal
message about the equal value and importance of all human rights.”

With its adoption of the Optional Protocol, the Human Rights Council
brings to fruition a process set in motion by the 1993 Vienna World
Conference on Human Rights prompting the Committee on Economic, Social
and Cultural rights to prepare a first draft optional protocol in 1996
and leading to the commencement of intergovernmental negotiations in 2004.

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