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Title: Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Alternative Title(s): Optional Protocol to the ICCPR
Available From: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/OPCCPR1.aspx
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/b4ccprp1.htm
Conclusion Date: 1966-12-16
Entry Into Force Date: 1976-03-23
Description: This Optional Protocol amends the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). It was adopted and opened for signature by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of December 16, 1966. The Optional Protocol recognized the competence of the Human Rights Committee. This site provides the text of the instrument, ratification information, declarations and reservations, and a link to the monitoring body. The text is also available in PDF.
Legal Citation: GA res. 2200A (XXI), 21 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 16) at 59, UN Doc. A/6316 (1966); 999 UNTS 302
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
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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