The present annual report covers the period from 1 August 2009 to 31 July 2010 and the ninety-seventh, ninety-eighth and ninety-ninth sessions of the Human Rights Committee. Since the adoption of the last report, Pakistan and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic have ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Brazil has become party to the Optional Protocol and to the Second Optional Protocol. In total, there are 165 States parties to the Covenant, 113 to the Optional Protocol and 72 to the Second Optional Protocol.

Related Subject(s): Human Rights and Refugees
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