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Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Right to Individual Communication (ICCPR-OP1))
Adopted on 16 December 1966 (entry into force on 23 March 1976)
The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR-OP1) was neither signed not ratified by Switzerland. The Federal Council expressed several times his wish to ratify the Optional Protocol. However, no concrete measures were undertaken.
This First Optional Protocol to the Covenant gives the Committee competence to examine individual complaints with regard to alleged violations of the Covenant by States parties to the Protocol.
- Text of the Optional Protocol (ICCPR-OP 1)
Ratified by 111 countries (as at March 2008)