United States Human Rights Council Organizational Submission

The death penalty in the United States violates several human rights standards set forth in treaties. Prime among them are right to freedom from torture, right to equality before the courts, right to freedom from discrimination, right to liberty and security of person, and the right not to be arbitrarily deprived of life.

The United States has failed to adequately address violence against women, including domestic violence and the trafficking of women and girls. While steps have been taken, violence against women remains a systemic human rights problem in the United States.

The United States’ immigration system, while generous in many ways, is riddled with systemic failures to protect human rights and meet international human rights obligations, including the rights to due process and fair deportation procedures, freedom from arbitrary and inhumane detention, protections from refoulement for refugees, freedom from
discrimination, and family unity. Some violations result from
the statutory framework itself, while others are a matter of
administrative policy or agency practice.