Additional Resources
last updated 31 May 2013
Additional Resources on the Complaint Procedure
Information about the complaint mechanism under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is available on the UN website.

Additional Resources on the Reporting Procedure
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights website includes text of the Covenant and Optional Protocol, status of ratification, reservations and declarations, general recommendations of the Committee, and the calendar of sessions, which includes State party reports, lists of issues, and NGO shadow reports, and concluding observations. The website also provides NGOs with information for participation in Committee activities.
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) published Working with the United National Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Societyin 2008. That same year, the Center for Reproductive Rights published a an update to Bringing Rights to Bear, which includes briefing papers on Freedom from Violence,  Female Genital Mutilation, and Rights within Marriage and the Family, as well as other topics of women’s rights.
Additional information on writing and strategically using shadow reports, as well as sample NGO reports, can be found in the Human Rights Investigation and Documentation section of this website.