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The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
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Part I: Introduction 1: IntroductionPart II: Admissibility Under the ICCPR 2: The Ratione Temporis Rule 3: The 'Victim' Requirement 4: Territorial and Jurisdictional Limits 5: Consideration Under Another International Procedure 6: Exhaustion of Domestic RemediesPart III: Civil and Political Rights 7: The Right of Self-determination - Article 1 8: The Right to Life - Article 6 9: Freedom from Torture and Rights to Humane Treatment - Articles 7 and 10 10: Miscellaneous Rights - Articles 8, 11, 16 11: Freedom from Arbitrary Detention - Article 9 12: Freedom of Movement - Article 12 13: Procedural Rights Against Expulsion - Article 13 14: Right to a Fair Trial - Article 14 15: Prohibition of Retroactive Criminal Laws - Article 15 16: Right to Privacy - Article 17 17: Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion - Article 18 18: Freedom of Expression - Articles 19 and 20 19: Freedoms of Assembly and Association - Articles 21 and 22 20: Protection of the Family - Article 23 21: Protection of Children - Article 24 22: Rights of Political Participation - Article 25 23: Rights of Non-Discrimination - Articles 2(1), 3, and 26 24: Minority Rights - Article 27Part IV: Alteration of ICCPR Duties 25: Reservations, Denunciations, Succession, and DerogationsAppendices A: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights B: First Optional Protocol to the ICCPR C: Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR D: States Parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights E: States Parties to the First Optional Protocol F: States Parties to the Second Optional Protocol G: States which have made a Declaration under Article 41 of the Covenant H: Members of the Human Rights Committee (Past and Present) I: General Comments of the Human Rights Committee

About the Author

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, and now global trade and human rights. She is also an expert on Australian constitutional law, having co-written a leading text on that issue. She has taught human rights in many settings, both international and local, for over 15 years. Melissa Castan is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director for the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. Her teaching and research interests are Constitutional Law, Indigenous Legal Issues and Legal Education. She is co-author, with Professor Sarah Joseph, of Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View (2006).

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`Review from previous edition 'a seminal work which will be of enormous interest to the human rights community...'' Commonwealth Lawyer `... a very useful first stop in finding the basic jurisprudence on the protection of civil and political rights under the treaties adopted under the auspices of the United Nations.'' Urfan Khaliq, Tolley's Communications Law `... the publication makes a most creditable contribution to systematising and making accessible the work of the Human Rights Committee in the exercise of its various functions ... With its timely collation of the jurisprudence of the Human Rights Committee, it stands alone in the human rights literature.' Australian Year Book of International Law `The book, all 985 pages of it, is an excellent source of reference. No other work has encompassed as much material and case law so far...the wide range of sources is impressive...Of great value is the subject index... this index is exceptionally good, detailed and clear...the compilation of such incredible amounts of material is a gigantic achievement. The inclusion of good-quality indexes and information tables makes the information readily available and is one of the major assets of the work...The volume is a most-needed and welcome contribution for scholars and practitioners alike. It fulfils its aim of bestowing the legal community with an excellent source of information on international human rights law and will certainly aid in the advancement of human rights protection.' Zeitschrift fur auslandisches oeffentliches Recht und Voelkerrecht (Heidelberg Journal of International Law) `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

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