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Recommendation 30

Ratify the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR)

Recommending State Italy
Issue • International treaty action
Population Group -
Australian Government Agency and/or Jurisdiction • Attorney-General’s Department
• Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australia's Response
(February 2016)
Notes (will not consider further at this time)
Australia's Position

The Australian Government is not proposing to become a party to the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at this time.

Australia played a constructive role in the discussions of the working group drafting the Optional Protocol for the development of a workable instrument that recognised the special characteristics of economic social and cultural rights.

The Australian Government will monitor future developments in relation to the Optional Protocol.