Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

Comité des droits de l'homme

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Sep 1976, as an organ of the member states of the United Nations (UN) under article 28 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), adopted by General Assembly resolution 2200 A 'XXI' of 16 Dec 1966, and which entered into force 23 Mar 1976, in accordance with article 49 of the Covenant. Based at United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).


Monitor implementation of the Covenant; examine individual complaints under optional protocol procedure; adopt General Comments (interpretations) on articles of the Covenant.

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Periodically examines reports submitted by State Parites on implementation of the Covenant under article 40 of the same treaty. Under the Optional Protocol to the Covenant and for States Parties to the treaty, also considers confidential communications from individuals claiming to be victims of violations of any rights proclaimed under the Convenant. Carries out functions of interpreting the Convenant through development and adoption of general comments which clarify the scope and meaning of the Covenant provisions. Holds one session in New York NY (USA) and two in Geneva (Switzerland) each year, each session preceded by a one-week working group session.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 14 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 185 countries
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  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Peace
    • Rights

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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