Factsheet - 6
Considering Individual communications

Individual communication procedure of the HR Committee

The Individual communication procedure is a mechanism for individuals to submit claims to the HR Committee alleging that their rights under the Covenant have been violated. The Committee can receive communications from any individual within, or subject to the jurisdiction of, a State party that has ratified the OP1 to the ICCPR.

When an Individual communication is submitted, the Committee will first examine its admissibility. Once a communication is considered admissible, the Committee will assess its merits.

Submission of cases

Examination of admissibility

Examination of merits

Case
Admissible
Inadmissible
Violation
No violation