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A Commentary on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: The UN Human Rights Committee's Monitoring of ICCPR Rights

ISBN13: 9781108498852
To be Published: June 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £200.00

A new and an essential reference work for any international human rights law academic, student or practitioner, A Commentary on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights spans all substantive rights of the ICCPR, as approached from the perspective of the ICCPR as an interated, coherent scheme of rights protection. In detailed coverage of the Human Rights Committee's output when monitoring ICCPR compliance, Paul M. Taylor offers extraordinary access to 40 years of its concluding observations Views and General Comments organised thematically.

This Commentary is a solid and practical introduction to any and all of the civil and political rights in the ICCPR, and a rare resource explaining the requirements for domestic implementation of ICCPR standards. An indispensable research tool for any serious enquirer into the subject, the Commentary speaks to the accomplishments of the ICCPR in striving for universal human rights standards.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
1. Self Determination
2. To 'Respect and to Ensure' Covenant Rights
3. The Equal Right of Men and Women to the Enjoyment of Covenant Rights
4. Derogation in Times of Officially Proclaimed Public Emergency Threatening the Life of the Nation
5. Bar on Interpreting the Covenant in Abuse of Rights
6. The Right to Life
7. Torture, Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
8. Slavery, Servitude and Forced or Compulsory Labour
9. Liberty and Security
10. Treatment of those Deprived of their Liberty
11. Imprisonment for Inability to Fulfil a Contractual Obligation
12. Freedom of Movement of the Person
13. Procedural Safeguards in the Expulsion of Aliens
14. Fair Trial Rights
15. Retroactive Criminal Law
16. Recognition as a Person before the Law
17. Privacy, Home, Correspondence; Honour and Reputation
18. Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion
19. Freedom of Expression
20. Propaganda for War and Hate Speech
21. Freedom of Assembly
22. Freedom of Association
23. Protection for the Family
24. Protection Required for Children
25. Right to Participate in Public Affairs, Electoral Rights and Access to Public Service
26. Equality Before the Law Equal Protection of the Law
27. Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities