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

Upcoming Events

CCPR 128TH SESSION: In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, the Human Rights Committee decided on 11 March 2020 to limit access to the Palais Wilson Ground Floor Meeting Room only to members of the Committee, staff of the Secretariat and personnel of Conference Services. Public meetings of the Committee can be followed via webcast (http://webtv.un.org/). The decision is effective as of 12 March 2020 until 27 March 2020.
On Friday 13 March, the Human Rights Committee suspended its ongoing session, with two weeks outstanding.

Predictable Review Cycle

Call for comments : Revised draft General Comment No. 37 on Article 21 (Right of Peaceful Assembly)

128th session of the Human Rights Committee, 2 to 27 March 2020

128th session accreditation

38th Meeting of States parties to ICCPR (New York, 15 June 2020)


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