Action: File ICCPR Issues in January 2019

iccpr-graphicIn March 2019, the U.N. Human Rights Committee, the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), will kick off the periodic review process for U.S. compliance with the ICCPR.

The U.S. has agreed to receive from the U.N. Human Rights Committee a List of Issues Prior to Reporting which will form the basis for the U.S. Government’s periodic report to the Committee. U.S. Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples and their representatives can submit information on relevant ICCPR issues, draft suggested questions and recommendations that will be considered by the Committee for inclusion within the List of Issues Prior to Reporting. The deadline for submissions is January 14, 2019.

Advanced law students in Northeastern Law School's US Human Rights Advocacy Seminar are available to work with organizations to conduct background research, draft language, and further develop submissions in consultation with organization staff.  If you are interested in this resource, please contact Prof. Martha Davis,  ASAP, but in any event prior to December 14, 2018, so that she can match students with projects."

To follow-up on this international mechanism, USHRN's ICCPR Taskforce meets on a monthly basis. For more information on the work of the ICCPR Taskforce, please contact

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NEW!!! 2018 ICCPR Webinar: Intro to the International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights (ICCPR): An Opportunity for Engagement

NEW!!! 2018 ICCPR List of Issues Submission Template (Word Format)

NEW!!! List of Issues Submitted to the 107th Session of the Human Rights Committee, Jan. 2019 (Google Doc) 


New!!! Note from UN Human Rights Committee, 2019  

New! NGO Guidelines on the Reporting Process of the UN Human Rights Committee 




Concluding observations on the fourth periodic report of the United States of America, April 2014


International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) 


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