United States of America: Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee; 139th session, 9 October – 3 November 2023

In this submission to the UN Human Rights Committee, Amnesty International sets out how the USA continues to fail to live up to its human rights obligations on a range of issues including: the continued use of the death penalty; the use of lethal force by law enforcement; the prevalence of gun violence; the failure to respect sexual and reproductive rights; the “targeted killing” program; the failure to protect the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly; discrimination and violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity; the failure to protect Indigenous women from gender-based violence. This submission is not an exhaustive list of Amnesty International’s concerns.

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