The USA ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in June 1992. Two decades later, the USA is failing to live up to its human rights obligations on a range of issues.
Today 140 countries are abolitionist in law or practice. A small number of countries account for the bulk of the global judicial death toll each year. One of them is the USA.
For over a decade, Obaidullah has been incarcerated without trial some 8,000 miles from his home and family in Afghanistan. His daughter, born two days before he was taken into custody, is now 11 years old.