Call for comments on the Draft General Comment on the Right to Peaceful Protest

Published on 20 Jan 2020, 12:00 AM

Human Rights Committee invites stakeholders to submit comments on the revised draft of the General Comment on art. 21 of the ICCPR

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In November 2019, during its 127th session, the Human Rights Committee finalised its first reading of draft General Comment 37 on article 21 of the Covenant. The Committee now invites all interested stakeholders, including Member States, UN and regional human rights mechanisms, UN organisations or specialised agencies, national human rights institutions, civil society, and academia to comment on the Committee’s new draft in writing to ccpr@ohchr.org.

The revised draft General Comment No. 37 is available in:

Submissions should:

  • be submitted in English, French or Spanish; and
  • be submitted in Word format (no hard copies).

Deadline:
Comments must be submitted by 14 February 2020

Consultations with stakeholders

Furthermore, the Committee will be holding consultation sessions with Member States on 6 March 2020 as well as with the other stakeholders on 9 March 2020 in the course of the upcoming 128th session (see programme of work), prior to the start of the second reading. This is to encourage all stakeholders to provide oral inputs to the process, in addition to written contributions. To participate, please contact the Committee's Secretariat at ccpr@ohchr.org

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