International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Registration Date23 March 1976
Registration Number14668
Date of Conclusion16 December 1966
Subject TermsICCPR (civil and political rights),Human rights
Party Submitting the Application for Registrationex officio
Type of DocumentMultilateral
DepositarySecretary-General of the United Nations
ParticipantsAfganistán,Albania,Argelia,Andorra,Angola,Antigua and Barbuda,Argentina,Armenia,Australia,Austria,Azerbaiján,Bahamas,Bahrein,Bangladesh,Barbados,Bielorrusia,Bélgica,Belize,Benin,Bolivia,Bolivia (Plurinational State of),Bosnia & Herzegovina,Botswana,Brasil,Bulgaria,Burkina Faso,Burundi,Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic,Camboya,Camerún,Canada,Cabo Verde,Central African Republic,Chad,Chile,China,Colombia,Comoros,Congo,Costa Rica,Côte d'Ivoire,Croacia,Cuba,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Czechoslovakia,Democratic People's Republic of Korea,Democratic Yemen,Dinamarca,Djibouti,Dominica,República Dominicana,Ecuador,Egipto,El Salvador,Equatorial Guinea,Eritrea,Estonia,Ethiopia,Federal Republic of Germany,Fiji,Finlandia,France,Gabon,Gambia,Georgia,German Democratic Republic,Germany,Ghana,Greece,Grenada,Guatemala,Guinea,Guinea-Bissau,Guyana,Haiti,Honduras,Hungria,Islandia,India,Indonesia,Iran,Iran (Islamic Republic of),Iraq,Ireland,Israel,Italia,Jamaica,Japón,Jordan,Kazakhstan,Kenya,Kuwait,Kyrgyzstan,Lao People's Democratic Republic,Latvia,Lebanon,Lesotho,Liberia,Libyan Arab Republic,Liechtenstein,Lithuania,Luxembourg,Madagascar,Malawi,Maldives,Mali,Malta,Marshall Islands,Mauritania,Mauritius,México,Monaco,Mongolia,Montenegro,Morocco,Mozambique,Namibia,Nauru,Nepal,Holanda,New Zealand,Nicaragua,Niger,Nigeria,None,Noruega,Pakistán,Palau,Panamá,Papua New Guinea,Paraguay,Perú,Philippines,Polonia,Portugal,Qatar,Republic of Korea,Republic of Moldova,Rumania,Russian Federation,Rwanda,Samoa,San Marino,Sao Tome and Principe,Senegal,Serbia and Montenegro,Seychelles,Sierra Leone,Eslovaquia,Eslovenia,Somalia,Sudáfrica,España,Sri Lanka,St. Lucia,St. Vincent and the Grenadines,State of Palestine,Sudan,Suriname,Swaziland,Suecia,Suiza,Syrian Arab Republic,Tajikistan,Thailand,The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,Timor-Leste,Togo,Trinidad and Tobago,Tunisia,Turquia,Turkmenistan,Tuvalu,Uganda,Ukraine,Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic,Union of Soviet Socialist Republics,United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,United Republic of Tanzania,United States,Uruguay,Uzbekistan,Vanuatu,Venezuela,Viet Nam,Yugoslavia (Federal Republic of),Yugoslavia (former),Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of),Zaire,Zambia,Zimbabwe
No.
14668
MULTILATERAL
International
Covenant
on
Civil
and
Political
Rights.
Adopted
by
the
General
Assembly
of
the
United
Nations
on
19
December
1966
Optional
Protocol
to
the
above-mentioned
Covenant.
Adopted
by
the
General
Assembly
of
the
United
Nations
on
19
December
1966
Authentic
texts:
English,
French,
Chinese,
Russian
and
Spanish.
Registered
ex
officio
on
23
March
1976.
MULTILATERAL
Pacte
international
relatif
aux
droits civils
et
politiques.
Adopté
par
l'Assemblée
générale
des
Nations
Unies
le
19
décembre
1966
Protocole
facultatif
se
rapportant
au
Pacte
susmentionné.
Adopté
par
l'Assemblée
générale
des
Nations
Unies
le
19
décembre
1966
Textes
authentiques
:
anglais,
français,
chinois,
russe
et
espagnol.
Enregistrés
d'office
le
23
mars
1976.
Vol.
999,1-14668
172
United
Nations
Treaty
Series
Nations
Unies
Recueil
des
Traités
1976
INTERNATIONAL
COVENANT
1
ON
CIVIL
AND
POLITICAL
RIGHTS
The
States
Parties
to the
present
Covenant,
Considering
that,
in
accordance
with
the
principles
proclaimed
in
the
Charter
of
the
United
Nations,
recognition
of
the
inherent
dignity
and
of
the
equal
and
inalien
able
rights
of
all
members
of
the
human
family
is
the
foundation
of
freedom,
justice
and
peace
in
the
world,
1
The
Covenant,
with
the
exception
of
article
41,*
came
into
force
on
23
March
1976
in
respect
of
the
following
States,
i.e.,
three
months
after
the
date
of
deposit
with
the
Secretary-General
of
the
United
Nations
of
the
thirty-fifth
in
strument
of
ratification or
accession,
in
accordance
with
article
49
(1):**
Date
of
deposit
of
the
in
strument
of
ratification
or
accession
(a)
Date
of
deposit
of
the
in
strument
of
ratification
or
State
accession
(a.)
Barbados***
....................
5
January
1973o
Bulgaria***
.....................
21
September
1970
(Signature
affixed
on
8
October
1968.)
Byelorussian
Soviet
Socialist
Republic***
...................
12
November
1973
(Signature
affixed
on
19
March
1968.)
Chile
...........................
10
February
1972
(Signature
affixed
on
16
September
1969.)
Colombia
.......................
29
October
1969
(Signature
affixed
on
21
December
1966.)
Costa
Rica
......................
29
November
1968
(Signature
affixed
on
19
December
1966.)
Cyprus
.........................
2April
1969
(Signature
affixed
on
19
December
1966.)
Czechoslovakia***
...............
23
December
1975
(Signature
affixed
on
7
October
1968.)
Denmark***.....................
6
January
1972
(Signature
affixed
on
20
March
1968.)
Ecuador
........................
6
March
1969
(Signature
affixed
on
4
April
1968.)
Finland*.***.....................
19
August
1975
(Signature
affixed
on
11
October
1967.)
German
Democratic
Republic***
...
8
November
1973
(Signature
affixed
on
27
March
1973.)
Germany,
Federal
Republic
of***...
17
December
1973
(With
a
declaration
of
application
to
Berlin
(West).)t
(Signature
affixed
on
9
October
1968.)
Hungary***
.....................
17
January
1974
(Signature
affixed
on
25
March
1969.)
Iran
............................
24
June
1975
(Signature
affixed
on
4
April
1968.)
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State
Iraq***
.........................
25
January
(Signature
affixed
on
18
February
1969.)
1971
1975
Jamaica.........................
3
October
(Signature
affixed
on
19
December
1966.)
Jordan..........................
28
May
1975
(Signature
affixed
on
30
June
1972.)
Kenya
..........................
1
May
1972a
Lebanon
........................
3
November
1972o
Libyan
Arab
Republic***..........
15
May
1970»
Madagascar
.....................
21
June
1971
(Signature
affixed
on
17
September
1969.)
Mali............................
16
July
1974a
Mauritius
.......................
12
December
1973a
Mongolia***
....................
18
November
1974
(Signature
affixed
on
5
June
1968.)
Norway*'***
....................
13
September
1972
(Signature
affixed
on
20
March
1968.)
Romania***
.....................
9
December
1974
Rwanda.........................
16
April
1975a
Sweden*'***
....................
6
December
1971
(Signature
affixed
on
29
September
1967.)
Syrian
Arab
Republic***
..........
21
April
1969a
Tunisia
.........................
18
March
1969
(Signature
affixed
on
30
April
1968.)
Ukrainian
Soviet
Socialist
Re
public***
.....................
12
November
1973
(Signature
affixed
on
20
March
1968.)
Union
of
Soviet
Socialist
Republics***
..................
16
October
1973
(Signature
affixed
on
18
March
1968.)
Uruguay
........................
1
April
1970
(Signature
affixed
on
21
February
1967.)
Yugoslavia
......................
2
June
1971
(Signature
affixed
on
8
August
1967.)
(Continui!d
on
page
173)
1976
United
Nations
Treaty
Series
Nations
Unies
Recueil
des
Traités
173
Recognizing
that
these
rights
derive
from
the
inherent
dignity
of
the
human
person,
Recognizing
that,
in
accordance
with
the
Universal
Declaration
of
Human
Rights,
the
ideal
of
free
human
beings
enjoying
civil
and
political
freedom
and
freedom
from
fear
and
want
can
only
be
achieved
if
conditions
are
created
whereby
everyone
may enjoy
his
civil
and
political rights,
as
well
as
his
economic,
social
and
cultural
rights,
Considering
the
obligation
of
States
under
the
Charter
of
the
United
Nations
to
promote
universal
respect
for,
and
observance
of,
human
rights
and
freedoms,
Realizing
that
the
individual,
having
duties
to
other
individuals
and to
the
com
munity
to
which
he
belongs,
is
under
a
responsibility
to
strive
for
the
promotion
and
observance
of
the
rights
recognized
in
the
present Covenant,
Agree
upon the
following
articles:
PARTI
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
eco
nomic,
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
eco
nomic
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.
3.
The
States
Parties
to the
present
Covenant,
including
those
having
respon
sibility
for
the
administration
of
Non-Self-Governing
and
Trust Territories,
shall
promote
the
realization
of
the
right
of
self-determination,
and
shall
respect
that
right,
in
conformity
with
the
provisions
of
the
Charter
of
the
United
Nations.
PART
II
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.
2.
Where
not
already
provided
for
by
existing
legislative
or
other
measures,
each
State
Party
to
the
present
Covenant
undertakes
to take
the
necessary
steps,
in
accordance
with
its
constitutional
processes
and
with
the
provisions
of
the
present
(Footnote
continued
from
page
172)
See
p.
300
of
this
volume
for
the
texts
of
the
declarations
recognizing
the
competence
of
the
Human
Rights
Committee
under
article
41.
"Several
of
the
35
instruments
deposited
were
accompanied
by
reservations,
about
which
the
Covenant
is
silent.
In
this
regard,
the
Secretary-General,
on
the
basis
of
the
consultations
that
he
held
in
the
same
circumstances with
respect
to
the
International
Covenant
on
Economic,
Social
and
Cultural
Rights
(see
No.
1-14531
of
volume
993),
has
considered
that
the
States
concerned
did
not
object
to
the
entry
into
force
of
the
International
Covenant
on
Civil
and
Political
Rights
on
23
March
1976.
***See
p.
288
of
this
volume
for
the
texts
of
the
declarations
and
reservations
made
upon
ratification
or
accession.
fThe
following
countries
made
declarations
regarding
the
declaration
made
upon
ratification
by
the
Federal
Re
public
of
Germany:
France,
German
Democratic
Republic,
Ukrainian
Soviet
Socialist
Republic,
Union
of
Soviet
Socialist
Republics,
United
Kingdom
of
Great
Britain
and Northern
Ireland
and
United
States
of
America.
For
the
texts
of
the
said
declarations,
see
No.
1-14531
in
volume
993.
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