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HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

Monitoring civil and political rights

The Human Rights Committee is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by its State parties.

All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially one year after acceding to the Covenant and then whenever the Committee requests (usually every four years). The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of "concluding observations”.

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Ratification of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Ratification of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 

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See the map on ratifications (PDF) on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, first Optional Protocol or the second Optional Protocol

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120h session of the Human Rights Committee, Geneva, 3 -28 July 2017

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121st session of the Human Rights Committee, Geneva, 16 October -10 November 2017

36th Meeting of States parties - Elections 14 June 2018

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