The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR) is one of the 9 core international human rights instruments. Each of these instruments has established a committee of experts to monitor implementation of the treaty provisions by its States parties. CCPR, along with the other core instruments, is important for persons affected by disability.
CCPR was ratified by Guernsey on the 20th May 1976, and came into force on the 20th August 1976.
The CCPR provides in Article 2:
“1. Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes to respect and to ensure to all individuals within its territory and subject to its jurisdiction the rights recognized in the present Covenant, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”
As part of the obligations under the CCPR the States of Guernsey reports on its compliance. These periodic reports form part of the UK governments submission. The last report mentioning Guernsey is the 4th Periodic Report on the three crown dependencies of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man and dates back to 15th July 1997. Click here to down load this report.