The International Convention on Civil and Political Rights

The International Convention on Civil and Political Rights was adopted by the United Nation assembly on 16 December 1966 and entered into force on 23 March 1976. The Convention obligated states that signed it  to respect the civil and political rights of individuals, including the right to life, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, electoral rights and the right of a fair trial. The United Nations Human Rights Committee monitor the compliance of states with the Convention.

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