Stakeholder Consultations for ratification of the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR

During the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Uganda in November 2016, the Government received a number of recommendations calling for ratification of pending international human rights instruments including the Optional Protocol on Economic, Social and Cultural rights and to accept its investigation and communication procedure for which the State took note.  The proposed intervention is aligned to promoting engagement of national institutions with international human rights mechanisms and will facilitate synergies towards the ratification of the Optional Protocol and enforcing implementation of the Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights especially in providing redress for human rights violations.