International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

Definition

An international human-rights treaty that requires state parties to respect and ensure rights and freedoms such as the right to self-determination, freedom from discrimination, the right to life, freedom from slavery, the right to due process, freedom of movement, the right a fair trial, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and the right to marry and start a family. The covenant also prohibits torture and inhumane treatment. Compliance with the ICCPR is monitored by the Human Rights Committee (HRC). The ICCPR is part of the International Bill of Human Rights.

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