International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966
entry into force 23 March 1976, in accordance with Article 49
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No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In particular, no one shall be subjected without his free consent to medical or scientific experimentation.
Copies of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and related information:
This treaty is recognized in Canadian laws such as the federal Emergencies Act.
It is one of the seven “principal United Nations human rights conventions and covenants” ratified by Canada: