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Such remedies may either be general remedies or remedies specifically designed to redress violations of rights protected by the ICCPR. The Rights Guaranteed by the ICCPR The full catalogue of rights contained in the ICCPR are: the right to life; the prohibition of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; the prohibition of slavery, the slave trade, forced or compulsory labour; the right to liberty and security of the person and freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention; humane treatment of prisoners; no imprisonment for failure to fulfil a contractual obligation; freedom of movement, and freedom to choose a place of residence and freedom to leave a country; limitations upon the expulsion of aliens lawfully resident in a State; equality before all courts and tribunals and for due process guarantees in criminal and civil proceedings; prohibition on retroactive criminal laws; the right to recognition as a person; freedom from arbitrary or unlawful 26 See Chapter 8 herein.

Com) Series Editor, Ashgate International Law Series Richard Burchill BA (Maine), LL M (Hull), PhD (Nottingham) Senior L ecturer in L aw, University of Hull, England Director, McCoubrey Centre for International L aw This page has been left blank intentionally Preface The objective of this work is to provide an examination and commentary on the jurisprudence of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, an independent and quasi-judicial international body established under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

First, the obligation to respect and ensure Covenant rights is owed to individuals within a State’s territory and subject to its jurisdiction. 18 Second, individuals must be within the State’s territory or subject to its jurisdiction. 19 In other respects, however, all individuals, be they citizens or non-citizens, are on an equal footing as far as they are the subjects of the relevant civil and political right guaranteed 15 On the nature and effect of this obligation see Nowak, above n 6, pp 27–34 and 37–45; and David Harris, ‘The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the United Kingdom: A n Introduction’ in David Harris and Sarah Joseph (eds), The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and United Kingdom Law (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995) pp 3–4.

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