International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

Summary

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) was adopted by the UN GA in 1966. A The requires respect for the civil and political rights, defined as the right to life, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, electoral rights and rights to due process and a fair trial. The Covenant is monitored for compliance by theĀ United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC).

The additional rights of Children are addressed in Articles 6, 10, and 14.

In addition, there are the associated First Optional Protocol and Second Optional Protocol. The Second Optional Protocol specifically calls for abolition of Capital Punishment.

 


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United Nations

Publication Date: 1966