Our approach

The Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR Centre) envisions a world where the civil and political rights are protected, respected and fulfilled for everyone without discrimination.

The Centre is an independent, non-governmental organisation seeking to realise its vision through universal ratification and implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). For this purpose, the Centre closely works with three key players needed for a real change, namely, 1) civil society, 2) national authority and 3) UN Treaty Bodies in particular the Human Rights Committee (HR Committee), the monitoring body of the ICCPR.

In this approach, the Centre has developed a 5-year Strategic Plan 2019-2023 (available in English and French) setting out three strategic objectives as follows:

  • Strategic Objective 1: Strengthen and assist the efforts of civil society for the protection of civil and political rights 
  • Strategic Objective 2: Increase ratification and enhance implementation of ICCPR
  • Strategic Objective 3: Contribute to the strengthening of the HR Committee’s work and thematic focus

Each year the CCPR-Centre runs projects with national NGOs
in between four and seven key countries
to support the NGOs engagement with the Human Rights Committee All these
projects follow the same format, but this can be adjusted to respond to
the specific needs of national NGOs.

Our current activities are developed and carried out in accordance with these objectives. You can find out more in each section below:

Rules of Procedure of the Human Rights Committee

Rules of Procedure of the Human Rights Committee CCPR/C/3/Rev.10

Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

CCPR NGO Participation

Documents adopted by the Human Rights Committee (March 2012)

English | French | Spanish | Russian | Handbook

CCPR NHRI Participation

Documents adopted by the Human Rights Committee (November 2012)

English | French | Spanish | Russian | Arabic | Chinese