CCPR UNITED NATIONS International covenant on civil and political rights Distr. GENERAL CCPR/C/USA/CO/3/Rev.1 18 December 2006 Original: ENGLISH HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE Eighty-seventh session 10-28 July 2006 CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES UNDER ARTICLE 40 OF THE COVENANT Concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1. The Committee considered the second and third periodic reports of the United States of America (CCPR/C/USA/3) at its 2379th, 2380th and 2381st meetings (CCPR/C/SR.2379-2381), held on 17 and 18 July 2006, and adopted the following concluding observations at its 2395th meeting (CCPR/C/SR.2395), held on 27 July 2006. A. Introduction 2. The Committee notes the submission of the State party’s second and third periodic combined report, which was seven years overdue, as well as the written answers provided in advance. It appreciates the attendance of a delegation composed of experts belonging to various agencies responsible for the implementation of the Covenant, and welcomes their efforts to answer to the Committee’s written and oral questions. 3. The Committee regrets that the State party has not integrated into its report information on the implementation of the Covenant with respect to individuals under its jurisdiction and outside its territory. The Committee notes however that the State party has provided additional material “out of courtesy”. The Committee further regrets that the State party, invoking grounds of non-applicability of the Covenant or intelligence operations, refused to address certain serious allegations of violations of the rights protected under the Covenant. 4. The Committee regrets that only limited information was provided on the implementation of the Covenant at the State level. GE.06-45961

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