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Cablegate: Reply From the Human Rights Committee

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.




E.O. 12958: N/A

1. Mission received the following reply from Christine
Chanet, Chairperson, Human Rights Committee, to a letter
from Glyn Davies regarding the United States' combined
second and third periodic reports. This communication has
been forwarded to IO/SHA and DRL/MLA via fax and is number
24 on the Geneva 2005 Communications Log.

2. Begin text of letter:

28 July 2005

Reference: PG/PW/vd

Dear Sir,

I have the honour to refer to your letter dated 22 July
2005. In that correspondence, you informed the Human Rights
Committee that the U.S. Government would not be in a
position to submit its combined second and third reports by
the time of the Committee's 84th session (July 2005), as
previously indicated in the letter of Mr. M. Kozak of 24
March 2005. You also indicated your Government's intention
to submit them as soon as possible after this year.

After careful consideration of the matter, the Committee
wishes to inform you that the above-mentioned reports should
be submitted by 17 October 2005, the starting date of the
Committee's 85th session. In the absence of those reports,
the Committee will adopt a list of issues on the specific
concerns contained in its letter of 27 July 2004 (the effect
of measures taken in the fight against terrorism following
the events of 11 September 2001 and notably the implications
of the Patriot Act on nationals as well as non-nationals;
and problems relating to the legal status and treatment of
persons detained in Afghanistan, Guantanamo, Iraq, and other
places of detention outside of the United States of America
- copy attached for ease of reference) with a view to
examining any other matters in the light of replies from
your Government to the list of issues on these concerns at
its 86th session to be held from 13 to 31 March 2006.

Thank you in advance for your forthcoming reply.


Christine Chanet
Human Rights Committee

cc: H.E. Amb. Kevin E. Moley
Permanent Representative of the United States of America to
the United Nations Office at Geneva and other International

End text of letter.


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