“Enforcing the Covenant on IESCR through UN machinery”

This paper builds on the preceding paper by examining the extent to which UN institutions, particularly the UNHRC has a meaningful role to play in supporting the progressive realisation of economic, social and cultural rights
stated in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights among indigenous groups. It will probe the extent to which this Treaty can assist the UN in supporting State delivery of IESCR to this unique group and the extent to which issues of trust and distrust can be seen along a continuum of progressive realisation. It refers to the report “Catalysts for Change: ICESR among Indigenous People in Asia” prepared by the group in its analysis.