International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

 
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) entered into force in 1976 and states that human rights contained in the document pertain to women and men equally. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights guarantees women the right to life, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to security of person. The treaty also sets forth a woman's right to a legal remedy if her human rights are violated. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights also creates the UN Human Rights Committee, which may receive individual communications and resolve disputes between States Parties regarding treaty obligations through an ad hoc Conciliation Commission. States Parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights are obliged to submit reports to the Human Rights Committee outlining the measures taken to implement the Covenant.