Simple Guide on ICCPR (Steps towards ICCPR ratification and implementation by Myanmar Part 3)

Simple and easy to read commentary to articles 1-27 ICCPR published

This publication was prepared by the Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR Centre) in the framework of its project supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Myanmar to assist efforts of Myanmar in joining and implementing the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), and printed with support from La Loterie Romande . It specifically aims to help all interested parties in the ratification and implementation of the ICCPR, especially relevant State authorities and officials, Members of Parliament, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) to have an overview and basic understanding of the main articles of the ICCPR.

It provides a simple explanation of the articles 1 to 27 of the ICCPR, which are the substantial articles of the Covenant and should serve as an introductory tool for anyone who wants to learn about the ICCPR. It is written and designed in a way which is easy to read for those who do not have any or much knowledge about international human rights law or who are not familiar with legal terms.

Another main aspect of this publication is that, considering the difficulty and complication of producing a precise translation and interpretation of the ICCPR in different languages, it seeks to provide texts that are easy, not only to understand, but also to translate into languages, especially for the countries where there is no official translation of the ICCPR available. It should also help interpreters and translators to have a basic understanding of the ICCPR.

CCPR Centre plans to publish Myanmar version of this guide in due course.

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