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UNGA Report: Status of the human rights treaty body systemFeb 19, 2020
The United Nations has reported that United States is part of 81% of countries that have overdue reports under human rights treaties. The US has only ratified 3 human rights treaties (plus 2 protocols under the CRC) and is one of the richest countries in the world with the largest number of people impacted by abusive laws and policies compared to most other democracies.
Notes on Compliance from the UN Report:
As at 31 October 2019, 38 of the 197 States parties (19 per cent) had no overdue reports under the relevant international human rights treaties and protocols (annex II), compared with the previous reporting period, in which 34 States parties (17 per cent) had no overdue reports.
As at 31 October 2019, 159 States parties (81 per cent) had some 569 reports overdue, 250 initial and 319 periodic, over a time period ranging from one to two years for initial reports and two to six years, or as requested by the Committee for periodic reports during the relevant period. In the previous reporting period, 163 States parties (83 per cent) had 578 reports overdue, 266 initial and 312 periodic.
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