This article looks at the potential for individual communications under common article 1 of the Human Rights Covenants, in particular, under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It first outlines the problems posed by the drafting of common article 1, in particular, the identity of peoples. It then considers how individuals might be able to claim peoples’ rights through representation and the collectivization of individual rights.
"The Right of Peoples to Self-Determination in Article 1 of the Human Rights Covenants as a Claimable Right,"
New England Journal of Public Policy: Vol. 31:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol31/iss2/5