Complaints of Violations of U.S. Obligations Pursuant to the ICCPR

Report focuses on the poorly established ICCPR complaints mechanism in the US due to the government’s non-accession to the First Optional Protocol. It addresses the implications of reporting to the UNHRC especially the inability to submit individual complaints, which makes it difficult to hold the government accountable for ICCPR violations. It focuses particularly on the institutional shortfalls, including the lack of departmental focal points for receipt of complaints, and other deficiencies.

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