Ecuador takes the lead on economic, social, and cultural rights

July 5, 2010

Amnesty International reported last month:

Ecuador is the first country in the world to ratify the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights which allows individuals and groups within the country to seek justice from the United Nations should these rights – which include the rights to adequate housing, food, water, health, work, social security and education – be violated by their government.

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