USA: Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee in advance of the adoption of list of issues prior to reporting
In this submission Amnesty International highlights concerns about issues in the USA related to the obstacles to implementation at the domestic level; the continued use of the death penalty; the use of lethal force by law enforcement; the prevalence of gun violence and the failure to protect the right to life; the failure to respect sexual and reproductive rights; the “targeted killing” program- violations of the right to life; 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 and unlawful pushbacks, arbitrary detention, and ill-treatment against asylum seekers by US boarder and immigration authorities.
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