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[IWS] State Dept.: UPR [HUMAN RIGHTS] REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA [6 February 2015]

IWS Documented News Service

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Institute for Workplace Studies-----------------Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor--------------------Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

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NOTE: Funding for this service ends on 31 March 2015. Postings will end on this date as well.

 

U.S. Department of State

 

Report of the United States of America

Submitted to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights

In Conjunction with the Universal Periodic Review

 

Universal Periodic Review = UPR

 

NOTE: Established with the creation of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in 2006, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a peer review mechanism in which each UN member state is engaged in a dialogue about its human rights record.

 

The process provides an opportunity for all UN Member States to discuss their own human rights records in an open, international forum. It also allows states to share best practices and provide recommendations to other member states.

 

Preparing for review and receiving recommendations also creates a unique opportunity for national governments to engage directly in dialogue with civil society on their own human rights record. The United States is particularly proud of its ongoing dialogue with civil society, and encourages all countries to increase such engagement.

 

UPR REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA [6 February 2015]

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/upr/2015/237250.htm

or

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/237460.pdf

[full-text, 46 pages]

 

I. Introduction ................................................................................................................................2

II. Methodology and Consultation Process..................................................................................2

III. Progress and Challenges.........................................................................................................2

A. Domestic Mechanisms for Human Rights Implementation ....................................................2

B. Civil Rights and Discrimination ..............................................................................................4

C. Criminal Justice .....................................................................................................................10

D. Indigenous Issues ..................................................................................................................12

E. Immigration ...........................................................................................................................13

F. Labor and Trafficking ............................................................................................................16

G. National Security...................................................................................................................17

H. Economic, Social, and Cultural Measures.............................................................................21

I. Environment............................................................................................................................23

J. Treaties and International Human Rights Mechanisms..........................................................24

IV. Conclusion..............................................................................................................................25

Annex I: Abbreviations.................................................................................................................26

Annex II: Selected Civil Society Consultations ...........................................................................27

Annex III: Participating U.S. Federal Agencies...........................................................................28

Annex IV: First Cycle UPR Recommendations Supported in Whole or in Part by the United

States..............................................................................................................................................29

Annex V: U.S. Treaty Reports 2013-2014....................................................................................46

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