The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Cases, Materials, and Commentary

Paperback | November 5, 2014

bySarah Joseph, Melissa Castan

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Now in its third edition, this book is the authoritative text on one of the world's most important human rights treaties, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Covenant is of universal relevance. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1966 and in force from 1976, itcommits the signatories and parties to respect the civil and political freedoms and rights of individuals. Monitored by the UN Human Rights Committee, the Covenant ratified by the majority of UN member states.The book meticulously extracts and analyzes the jurisprudence over nearly forty years of the UN Human Rights Committee, on each of the various ICCPR rights, including the right to life, the right to freedom from torture, the right of freedom of religion, the right of freedom of expression, and theright to privacy, as well as admissibility criteria under the First Optional Protocol. Key miscellaneous issues, such as reservations, derogations, and denunciations, are also thoroughly assessed.Comprehensively indexed and cross-referenced, this book offers elegant and straight-forward access to the jurisprudence of the Human Rights Committee and other UN human rights treaty bodies. Presented in a clear and illuminating manner, it will be of use to the judiciary, human rights practitioners,human rights activists, government institutions, academics, and students alike.

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Now in its third edition, this book is the authoritative text on one of the world's most important human rights treaties, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Covenant is of universal relevance. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1966 and in force from 1976, itcommits the signatories and parties to respect t...

Sarah Joseph is Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University in Melbourne. She has numerous publications on human rights, in areas such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, corporations and human rights, terrorism and human rights, self-determination,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1056 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:November 5, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction1. IntroductionPart II: Admissibility Under the ICCPR2. The Ratione Temporis Rule3. The 'Victim' Requirement4. Territorial and Jurisdictional Limits5. Consideration Under Another International Procedure6. Exhaustion of Domestic RemediesPart III: Civil and Political Rights7. The Right of Self-determination - Article 18. The Right to Life - Article 69. Freedom from Torture and Rights to Humane Treatment - Articles 7 and 1010. Miscellaneous Rights - Articles 8, 11, 1611. Freedom from Arbitrary Detention - Article 912. Freedom of Movement - Article 1213. Procedural Rights Against Expulsion - Article 1314. Right to a Fair Trial - Article 1415. Prohibition of Retroactive Criminal Laws - Article 1516. Right to Privacy - Article 1717. Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion - Article 1818. Freedom of Expression - Articles 19 and 2019. Freedoms of Assembly and Association - Articles 21 and 2220. Protection of the Family - Article 2321. Protection of Children - Article 2422. Rights of Political Participation - Article 2523. Rights of Non-Discrimination - Articles 2(1), 3, and 2624. Minority Rights - Article 27Part IV: Alteration of ICCPR Duties25. Reservations, Denunciations, Succession, and DerogationsAppendicesA International Covenant on Civil and Political RightsB. B First Optional Protocol to the ICCPRC Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPRD States Parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political RightsE States Parties to the First Optional ProtocolF States Parties to the Second Optional ProtocolG States which have made a Declaration under Article 41 of the CovenantH Members of the Human Rights Committee (Past and Present)I General Comments of the Human Rights Committee

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"The authors are to be congratulated for their thoughtful and insightful analysis, and for their meticulous work in continuing to render the work of the Human Rights Committee accessible to a wide audience of civil servants, scholars, practitioners, and activists." --Australian Year Book of International Law