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The States Parties to the present Covenant,

Considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Recognizing that these rights derive from the inherent dignity of the human person,

Recognizing that, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ideal of free human beings enjoying civil and political freedom and freedom from fear and want can only be achieved if conditions are created whereby everyone may enjoy his civil and political rights, as well as his economic, social and cultural rights,

Considering the obligation of States under the Charter of the United Nations to promote universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and freedoms,

Realizing that the individual, having duties to other individuals and to the community to which he belongs, is under a responsibility to strive for the promotion and observance of the rights recognized in the present Covenant,

Agree upon the following articles:

Parts and articles

Source (of all chapters): International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (at UN-OHCHR website).

Tab guide

Part I - Self-determination, not be deprived of own means of subsistence
Part II - What a State Party to the Convention undertakes
Part III - The rights of human beings
Part IV - Establishment and tasks of the Human Rights Committee
Part V - Limits to the interpretation of the Covenant
Part VI - Ratification and entry into force of the Covenant