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USA: Loud and clear: UN Human Rights Committee makes wide-ranging recommendations to USA

, Index number: AMR 51/022/2014

In advance of its appearance before a United Nations treaty body in Switzerland last month, the US administration said that the USA would use this review process to “improve its human rights performance”. The Human Rights Committee has now concluded that there is much room for improvement on the part of the USA. Authorities at federal, state and local level across the USA should respond and collaborate in a manner that leads to genuine and lasting human rights progress.

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