Wednesday, March 19, 2014

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

"Would the delegation recognize that the United States’ position on extraterritorial activities allowed the United States to commit violations everywhere except in their own territory?  The non-applicability of the Covenant to extraterritorial activities led to impunity and rights violations.  If all States were to share that interpretation, there would be no protection of rights at all.  Was the Government ready to review its position concerning the extraterritorial application of the Covenant?"

The US NSA and the UK GCHQ are so obtuse that it doesn't warrant further comment.

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