The ICCPR comprises all of the traditional human rights as they are known from historical documents such as the First Ten Amendments to the Constitution of the United States (1789/1791) and the French Déclaration des droits de l’homme et du citoyen (1789). However, in perfect harmony with its sister instrument, Part I starts out with the right of self-determination which is considered to be the foundational stone of all human rights (article 1). Part II (articles 2 to 5) contains a number of general principles that apply across the board, among them, in particular, the prohibition of discrimination. Part III enunciates an extended list of rights, the first of which being the right to life (article 6)." (



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