Feasibility Study, Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Challenges or Opportunities? (2015)

This paper was commissioned by the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. It examines the feasibility for the Republic of Moldova to ratify the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR). Pursuant to an overview of the Protocol, it examines the Moldovan legislation and case law against the provisions of the Covenant. The paper further analyses the opportunities and obstacles to ratification.