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|Title:||International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights|
|Covenant on Civil and Political Rights|
|Entry Into Force Date:||1976-03-23|
|Description:||The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is one of the basic documents contained in the International Bill of Human Rights. It was adopted and opened for signature by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of December 16, 1966. Specific civil and political rights are enumerated in this instrument, such as inherent right to life, right to liberty and security of person, right to a fair trial, and many more important rights.
This site provides the text of the instrument, ratification information, declarations and reservations, and a link to the monitoring body. The document is also available in PDF.
|Legal Citation:||GA res. 2200A (XXI), 21 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 16) at 52, UN Doc. A/6316 (1966); 999 UNTS 171; 6 ILM 368 (1967)|
|Amended By:||Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights|
|Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights|
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|Keywords:||civil and political rights
|Document Creator:||UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights|
|Site Administrator:||Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights|