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.
Amnesty International has for over a decade highlighted the continuing lack of justice, truth and reparation for the victims of human rights violations committed during and in the aftermath of the 1998-9 war in Kosovo.