ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Work in Progress-United States Report to UN Human Rights Committee

In March 1995 the United States presented its first ever human rights report to the Human Rights Committee, the body charged with monitoring the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It is a tormented text marked by caveats and contradictions which the US congress annually refuses to condone in its invigilation of the human rights records of other sovereign states. The US has not only subjected its ratification to many explicit 'reservations ', but it has innovated treaty practice by lodging a considerable number of 'understandings' and 'declarations', thus attempting to hold itself above the internationally agreed upon code of human rights.

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