op-icescr and Intellectual Property

op-icescr is an abbreviation for the Optional Protocol for the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This is the UN official terminology making a debate since 1999 on rights other than just political and personal ones. People generally think that only the political and personal rights can be claimed by law, at least in countries that have signed the Chart of Human Rights.

Many observers think that economic, social and cultural rights should also be in the category of rights admissible by law. Among the countries strongly supporting this view to be admitted by the UN General Assembly are Brazil and Mexico.

There is a text for discussion on the site of IP Watch about Human Rights / op-icescr and Intellectual Property;

Other partners for this discussion you’ll find on the Committee site;

the 3D site;

Working List of the WSIS Human Rights Caucus;

and the Public Archives;

the NGO network;

UN action plans;

our article on this blog on May 25, 2005;

And here the mail link.

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