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The United States of America and international law

Recommendation 1788 (2007)

Parliamentary Assembly
Text adopted by the Standing Committee, acting on behalf of the Assembly, on 16 March 2007 (see Doc. 11181, report of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Mr Lloyd).
1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1539 (2007) on the United States of America and international law.
2. The Assembly recommends that the Committee of Ministers:
2.1 transmit Resolution 1539 (2007) to the Government of the United States, reminding it of its obligations, as an observer state to the Council of Europe, to respect human rights and the rule of law, in accordance with Committee of Ministers Statutory Resolution (93) 26 on observer status;
2.2 request the Government of the United States to provide information on its response to Assembly Resolutions 1340 (2003), 1433 (2005) and 1507 (2006), as well as Assembly Recommendation 1760 (2006) – relating to, in particular, the lawfulness of persons held in Guantánamo Bay and elsewhere, secret detentions and unlawful state transfers of detainees, and the abolition of the death penalty – as well as on measures taken to comply with them;
2.3 include, at regular intervals, issues of common concern to its member states and to the United States on the agenda of the Committee of Ministers, and invite the United States to be represented at these meetings;
2.4 report to the Assembly, within six months of receipt, on efforts and progress made further to this recommendation.