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UN General Assembly Adopts the Optional Protocol to ICESCR

On 10 December the UN General Assembly at its plenary meeting unanimously adopted an Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The Protocol is undoubtedly a milestone in the history of the universal human rights system. It aims to achieve progressively the full realization of the rights recognized in the Covenant. The adoption took place on a very special occasion – on the day of the sixtieth anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Protocol gives any individual or group, under the jurisdiction of a State Party, claiming to be…