op-icescr – February 2006 in GENEVA

Open-ended working group to consider options regarding the elaboration of an optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social an Cultural Rights (op-icescr), 6 February – 17 February 2006 in Geneva

DRAFT PROGRAMME OF WORK

first week

Monday, 6 February: 10:00-13:00 – Opening by HCHR; Opening by the Chair; Opening statements

15:00-18:00 – Discussion on Inter-American Human Rights System

Tuesday, 7 Febuary: 10:00-13:00 – Communications Procedure (Scope of rights subject to a procedure; Reservations)

15:00-18:00 – Communications Procedure (Scope of rights subject to a procedure; Reservations)

Wednesday, 8 February: 10:00-13:00 – Communications Procedure (Admissibility criteria, including standing)

15:00-18:00 – Communications Procedure (Proceedings on the merits; Friendly settlement of disputes; Interim measures; Views; Follow-up to views)

Thursday, 9 February: 10:00-13:00 – Inquiry Procedure

15:00-18:00 – Inter-State Procedure

Friday, 10 February: 10:00-13:00 – International cooperation and assistance

15:00-18:00 – An optional protocol and domestic decisions on resource allocation

2nd week

Monday, 13 February: 10:00-13:00 – An optional protocol and domestic decisions on resource allocation

15:00-18:00 – Relationship of an optional protocol with existing mechanisms; Costs

Tuesday, 14 Febuary: 10:00-13:00 – Analysis and assessment of the impact of an optional protocol on improving implementation of economic, social and cultural rights at the national level

15:00-18:00 – Options for an optional protocol to the ICESCR

Wednesday, 15 February: 10:00-13:00 – Options for an optional protocol to the ICESCR

15:00-18:00 – Report drafting

Thursday, 16 February: 10:00-13:00 – Report drafting

15:00-18:00 – Presentation of the draft report

Friday, 17 February: 10:00-13:00 – No session

15:00-18:00 – Preliminary adoption of the report

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