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The United States, the freest country in the world could also be referred to as the country with the most grave violations

The United States, the freest country in the world could also be referred to as the country with the most grave violations

In the context of Maat’s for Peace, Development and Human Rights concern for international human rights mechanisms, the Association prepared this report in conjunction with the review of the United States of America’s compliance with the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Hence, the United States is reviewing its human rights situation in accordance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights at the 125th session of the Human Rights Commission, which takes place from March 4 to 29, 2019.

Maat’s report revealed a lot of human rights violations in the United States. Although the United States claims that it is the most country which respect the human rights provisons, and although its permanent emphasis in international forums on the principles of equality and non-discrimination, by examing its human rights situation, a lot of grave violations against various groups of society were spotted.

The most prominent of these violations is a violation of the right to life, religious discrimination against Muslims, and discrimination against women, which entail early marriage and violence against them. Furthermore, the report also reviews US abuses against migrants and asylum seekers.

At the end of the report, Maat Association has presented some recommendations to the US government, asking it to stop violations and comply with the provisions of international treaties, the thing of which the US officials have long been praising and recommending for other governments during the international forums. Whereas, Maat called on the US government to stop discrimination against women, especially those with disabilities, and to abolish the travel ban 3.0 as well as adopting a fair methodology for issuing visas to the United States according to the circumstances of each case, regardless of religion.

To view the report, click here  https://goo.gl/xTESbq

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