United States of America: Rolling back of human rights obligations: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 36th session of the UPR Working Group, May 2020
In this submission Amnesty International expresses concern about policies impacting refugees and asylum seekers, specifically at the US-Mexico border. Other areas of concern include the high levels of gun violence which undermine the human rights of entire communities and criminal justice issues. The US capital justice system is marked by arbitrariness, discrimination and error. Additionally, the organization highlights the persistent human rights violations associated with the US government’s national security and counter-terrorism programs; attacks on sexual and reproductive rights and the lack of protection for the LGBTI community; high maternal mortality rates and levels of violence against indigenous women and girls.