1 cf eg Art 25 CERD; Art 53 CCPR; Art 14 of the first OP to the CCPR; Art 11 of the second OP to the CCPR; Art 31 CESCR; Art 30 CEDAW; Art 54 CRC; Art 93 CMW; Art 45 CED; Art 37 OPCAT.
2 In addition to Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish, Arabic was first recognized by GA Res 3190 (XXVIII) on 18 December 1973 as the sixth official UN language.
4 Proposal for the Preamble and the Final Provisions of the Draft Convention (1980) UN Doc E/CN.4/1427.
5 Report of the Working Group of the Commission on Human Rights (1983) UN Doc E/CN.4/1983/63, para 77.
6 cf Manfred Nowak, UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: CCPR Commentary (2nd edn, NP Engel 2005) 817. Some UN human rights treaties confirm this by an explicit provision to this effect: cf eg Art 53 CRC; Art 85 CMW.
7 cf eg Art 30 CEDAW; Art 54 CRC; Art 50 CRPD.