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SAMPLE - General Comment No. 30 of the Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

Type of Resource: Sample document

Author: Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

Publication Date: 2002

This General Comment discusses the reporting obligations of States parties under Article 40 of the ICCPR.

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SAMPLE - General Comment No. 36 of the Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

Type of Resource: Sample document

Author: Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

Publication Date: 2019

This General Comment examines Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, discussing the prohibition against arbitrary deprivation of life, the duty to protect life, the imposition of the death penalty, and the relationship of the right to life with other rights.

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SAMPLE - General Comment No. 34 of the Human Rights Committee on Freedoms of Opinion and Expression

Type of Resource: Sample document

Author: Human Rights Committee

Publication Date: 2011

This General Comment of the Human Rights Committee discusses the scope of the rights of freedom of expression and opinion and the corresponding obligations of States parties in preserving those rights.

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SAMPLE - Individual communication against Maldives submitted to the Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

Type of Resource: Communication, Sample document

Author: International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

Publication Date: 2016

Two members of the Maldives national Human Rights Commission made a submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Maldives including a number of references to human rights issues in the country. As a consequence of their submission to the UPR and their participation in the review, both members of the institution were dismissed as a clear act of retaliation for their engagement in the review. ISHR worked with the victims to take their case to the Human Rights Committee.

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SAMPLE - Views of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on Individual Communication against Argentina

Type of Resource: Communication, Sample document

Author: Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Publication Date: 2014

In Argentina, a person who was held in detention required specific medical attention and was denied part of that healthcare. A lawyer consequently took the case to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The Committee found that Argentina had failed to comply with provisions of the Convention and requested the State to provide reparation to the victim, which Argentina subsequently complied with. 

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SAMPLE - Human Rights Committee Decision on Individual Communication against Australia

Type of Resource: Report, Sample document

Author: Human Rights Committee

Publication Date: 2014

In this document the Human Rights Committee finds a violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in response to an individual complaint against Australia alleging police violence. Consequently, the State party not only acknowledged the violation, but provided her with full reparation.

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SAMPLE - Fourth Periodic Report of Iceland to the Committee against Torture (CAT)

Type of Resource: Report, Sample document

Author: Iceland

Publication Date: 2018

In this periodic report submitted by Iceland under Article 19 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment pursuant to the optional reporting procedure, Icelandic authorities reply to the list of issues previously addressed to them by the Committee aganst Torture (CAT).

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SAMPLE - Seventh Periodic Report of Gabon to the CEDAW

Type of Resource: Report, Sample document

Author: Gabon

Publication Date: 2019

In this periodic report submitted by Gabon under Article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Gabonese authorities reply to the recommendations previously addressed to them by the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

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SAMPLE - Joint NGO Report to the CAT on Torture and Cruel Treatment in Australia

Type of Resource: Report, Sample document

Author: Human Rights Law Centre

Publication Date: 2014

This report to the Committee against Torture (CAT) examines Australia’s compliance with the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The report was intended to inform the Committee’s fifth review of Australia during its 53rd Session in November 2014.

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SAMPLE - CESCR Concluding Observations on the Initial Report of South Africa

Type of Resource: Report, Sample document

Author: Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

Publication Date: 2018

In its concluding observations, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) asked South Africa to "take all measures necessary to protect the rights of human rights defenders" in a recommendation following the review of South Africa's first report to the Committee.

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