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  International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is a United Nations treaty based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, created in 1966 and entered into force on 23 March 1976.
Because the Universal Declaration of Human Rights contained both first-generation civil and political rights and second-generation economic, social, and cultural rights, it could not garner the international consensus necessary to become a binding treaty.
Thus while the ICCPR is binding upon the United States as a matter of international law, it does not form part of the domestic law of the nation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/International_Covenant_on_Civil_and_Political_Rights   (487 words)

  
 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966.
The States Parties to the present Covenant undertake to ensure the equal right of men and women to the enjoyment of all civil and political rights set forth in the present Covenant.
This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.
www.cirp.org /library/ethics/UN-covenant   (1208 words)

  
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The Covenant is a landmark in the efforts of the international community to promote human rights.
It defends the right to life and stipulates that no individual can be subjected to torture, enslavement, forced labour and arbitrary detention or be restricted from such freedoms as movement, expression and association.
Part V stipulates that nothing in the Covenant shall be interpreted as impairing the inherent right of all peoples to enjoy and to utilize fully their natural resources.
untreaty.un.org /English/millennium/law/iv-4.htm   (293 words)

  
 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - Declarations and Reservations
The right to liberty of movement and freedom to choose one's residence is applicable, subject to the federal laws on aliens, which provide that residence and establishment permits shall be valid only for the canton which issues them.
The principle of a public hearing is not applicable to proceedings which involve a dispute relating to civil rights and obligations or to the merits of the prosecution's case in a criminal matter; these, in accordance with cantonal laws, are held before an administrative authority.
Peru recognizes the competence of the Human Rights Committee to received and consider communications to the effect that a State Party claims that another State Party is not fulfilling its obligations under the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in accordance with article 41 of the said Covenant.
www.hri.ca /fortherecord1997/documentation/reservations/ccpr.htm   (7845 words)

  
 The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Right to Return - Human Rights Watch Policy Page)
The right to return is most clearly enshrined in the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)(1) under its provisions on the right to freedom of movement (Article 12).
It should be noted that the right to return under Article 12 (4) of the ICCPR is not subject to the same restrictions as paragraphs 1 and 2 of the same Article, which permit restrictions to protect national security, public order, public health or morals, or the rights and freedoms of others.
The right to return is most clearly enshrined in the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) under its provisions on the right to freedom of movement (Article 12).
www.hrw.org /campaigns/israel/return/iccpr-rtr.htm   (683 words)

  
 United Nations Agreements on Human Rights
It provides for the right of people to choose freely whom they will marry and to found a family, and requires that the duties and obligations of marriage and family be shared equally between partners.
The text of this covenant was finalized in 1966 along with that of the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, but has not been ratified yet.
For purposes of extradition, an allegation of genocide is not to be considered a political crime, and states are bound to extradite suspects in accordance with national laws and treaties.
www.hrweb.org /legal/undocs.html   (1319 words)

  
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The ICCPR guarantees to individuals civil and political rights and was ratified by New Zealand in 1978.
Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realisation, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organisation and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
The States Parties to the present Covenant shall furnish their reports in stages, in accordance with a programme to be established by the Economic and Social Council within one year of the entry into force of the present Covenant after consultation with the States Parties and the specialised agencies concerned.
www.hrc.co.nz /index.php?p=450   (14074 words)

  
 1994 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
During the most intense period of civil and political rights advancement during the past three decades, the federal courts were largely at the forefront.
On the contrary, the basic requirement for a republican form of government, the general functions of the three branches of the federal government, and most of the fundamental civil and political rights enjoyed by individuals, are all enshrined in the Constitution and thus remain in effect at all times, even during crisis situations.
Thus, in the case of human rights treaties, a "non- self-executing" treaty does not, in and of itself, accord individuals a right to seek enforcement of its protections in a domestic court, even though the United States continues to be bound to recognize those protections.
dosfan.lib.uic.edu /ERC/law/Covenant94/05.html   (3915 words)

  
 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, G.A. res. 2200A (XXI), 21 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 16) at 52, U.N. ...
Any State Party to the present Covenant availing itself of the right of derogation shall immediately inform the other States Parties to the present Covenant, through the intermediary of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, of the provisions from which it has derogated and of the reasons by which it was actuated.
Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.
The right of men and women of marriageable age to marry and to found a family shall be recognized.
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/instree/b3ccpr.htm   (5532 words)

  
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This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom,either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.
In those States in which ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities exist, persons belonging to such minorities shall not be defined the right, in community with the other members of their group, to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practise their own religion, or to use their own language.
If a State Party to the present Covenant considers that another State Party is not giving effect to the provisions of the present Covenant, it may, by written communication, bring the matter to the attention of that State Party.
www.tpk.govt.nz /publications/docs/tangata/app_b.htm   (5475 words)

  
 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The States Parties to the Present Covenant undertake to ensure the equal rights of men and women to the enjoyment of all civil and political rights set forth in the present Covenant.
However, the terms of nine of the members elected at the first election shall expire at the end of two years;immediately after the first election, the names of these nine members shall be chosen by lot by the Chairman of the meeting referred to in article 30, paragraph 4.
A State Party to the Covenant that becomes a party to the present Protocol recognizes the competence of the Committee to receive and consider communications from individuals subject to its jurisdiction who claim to have been victims of a violation by that State Party of any of the rights set forth in the Covenant.
www.worldpolicy.org /globalrights/treaties/iccpr.html   (6674 words)

  
 Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the ...
Recalling article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted on 10 December 1948, and article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted on 16 December 1966,
Noting that article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights refers to abolition of the death penalty in terms that strongly suggest that abolition is desirable,
Without prejudice to the possibility of a reservation under article 2 of the present Protocol, the right guaranteed in article 1, paragraph 1, of the present Protocol shall not be subject to any derogation under article 4 of the Covenant.
www.ohchr.org /english/law/ccpr-death.htm   (755 words)

  
 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1966 and first entered into force in 1976 following the necessary number of ratifications.
After ratifying the Covenant, states are required to integrate its provisions into domestic law.
Implementation of the Covenant is supervised by the Human Rights Committee, which requires ratifying states to submit periodic reports.
www.eldis.org /static/DOC11708.htm   (197 words)

  
 Human Rights Program
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
Additional Information in Response to Supplemental Questions of the Human Rights Committee on the occasion of its review of Canada's Fifth Report on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: October 17 and 18, 2005
Decisions of the Human Rights Committee on Canadian cases under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights can be consulted here.
www.canadianheritage.gc.ca /progs/pdp-hrp/docs/iccpr_e.cfm   (170 words)

  
 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
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In the determination of any criminal charge against him, everyone shall be entitled to the following minimum guarantees, in full equality: (a) To be informed promptly and in detail in a language which he understands of the nature and cause of the charge against him;
The States Parties to the present Covenant undertake to submit reports on the measures they have adopted which give effect to the rights recognized herein and on the progress made in the enjoyment of those rights: (a) Within one year of the entry into force of the present Covenant for the States Parties concerned;
www.ohchr.org /english/law/ccpr.htm   (5531 words)

  
 Optional Protocol to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
The Committee shall consider inadmissible any communication under the present Protocol which is anonymous, or which it considers to be an abuse of the rights of submission of such communications or to be incompatible with the provisions of the Covenant.
The same matter is not being examined under another procedure of international investigation or settlement;
The individual has exhausted all available domestic remedies.
www.hrweb.org /legal/cpr-prot.html   (999 words)

  
 Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Home > Special Projects > Human Rights Monitoring Project > Peru > International Legal Obligations > ICCPR 
Peru's Fifth Periodic Report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights was due on 31 October 2003 and is now OVERDUE.
www.mnadvocates.org /ICCPR.html   (52 words)

  
 The International Bill of Human Rights [Part II]
The International Bill of Human Rights [Part II]
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