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Title: Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Alternative Title(s): Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR
Available From: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/2ndOPCCPR.aspx
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/b5ccprp2.htm
Conclusion Date: 1989-12-15
Entry Into Force Date: 1991-07-11
Description: This second Optional Protocol amends the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). It was adopted by General Assembly resolution 44/128 of December 15, 1989. The Second Optional Protocol focuses specifically on the abolition of the death penalty. This site provides the text of the instrument, ratification information, reservations and declarations, and a link to the monitoring body. The text is also available in PDF.
Legal Citation: GA res. 44/128, annex, 44 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 207, UN Doc. A/44/49 (1989)
Amends: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
EISIL Categories: Home > Individuals & Groups > Basic Sources
Home > International Human Rights > Basic Sources
Keywords: civil and political rights
death penalty
human rights
International Bill of Human Rights
Language(s): English
Document Creator: UN General Assembly
Site Administrator: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
InfoDesk@ohchr.org


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