Edited by Stephen Tully
Chapter 15: UN: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1996
15. UN: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 Commentary: The ICCPR (1966) 999 UNTS 171 (entry into force 1976) is administered by the Committee on Human Rights, an independent body of experts which evaluates government reports on the implementation of the Covenant and issues general comments on thematic issues. The First Optional Protocol gives the Committee competence to examine individual complaints with regard to alleged violations by State Parties and the Second Optional Protocol concerns the abolition of the death penalty. See further, www.ohchr.org. Article 1 1. All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development. 2. All peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international economic co-operation, based upon the principle of mutual benefit, and international law. In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence. Article 2 1. Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes to respect and to ensure to all individuals within its territory and subject to its jurisdiction the rights recognized in the present Covenant, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. 3. Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes: (a) To ensure that any person whose rights or freedoms as herein recognized are violated...
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