International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

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The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 16, 1966. It entered into force a decade later. It is part of the International Bill of Human Rights and signatories commit to respect the civil and political rights of individuals.

The End FGM European Network considers the practice of FGM to violate:

Article 2 - Everyone has the right to enjoy their civil and political rights without discrimination

Article 3 - Right of both men and women to enjoy civil and political rights on an equal ground

Article 6 - Right to life

Article 7 - Right to be free from torture, cruel or degrading treatment

Article 24 - Right of children to be protected

Article 26 - Equal protection of the law