USA: Chronicle of Immunity Foretold

Report
January 17, 2013

USA: Chronicle of Immunity Foretold

Ensuring accountability and genuine access to meaningful remedy as well as to the truth are binding international obligations that the US authorities must meet. President Barack Obama’s first term began with the promise of real change, yet to be fulfilled, both in terms of ongoing detentions and the continuing lack of accountability and remedy.

As his second term begins, Amnesty International urges the US authorities finally to recognize and meet their obligations under international human rights law. It is time for that real change.