International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Asked about 1 year ago - 84102

Dear Immigration Specialist,

Can non-resident Aliens apply the rules of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to protect themselves while we are in the U.S. ? or you believe International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights only a guide and any US government or any law enforcement agencies especially ICE do not have to obey the rules ? State laws and federal laws are the only laws for them to follow.

Sincerely,

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  1. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . An answer to this rather esoteric quesiton will bring no practical assistance to you in the USA.

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  2. Daniel Patrick Hanlon

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    Answered . Ask a law school professor for guidance.

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  3. Shawn B Alexander

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    Answered . I agree with the previous answers and it does not appear to have an effect on the treatment of citizens. You can research the Treaty on Wikipedia and see that the UN is concerned about enforceable rules. Good Luck

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  4. Rixon Charles Rafter III

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    Answered . Not even a guide.

    Of no legal import inside the US.

    NOT LEGAL ADVICE. FOR EDUCATION AND INFORMATION ONLY. DO NOT RELY ON ANY ADVICE YOU RECEIVE FROM ME OR ANY OTHER... more
  5. James S. Lawrence

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    Answered . It is not a question of what I or some other attorney might believe, but instead a question of what the courts actually do. The US courts have consistently ruled that, unless the treaty expressly states otherwise, the enforcement of international treaties is a matter between nations, and that individuals do not have legal standing to complain that the US is violating an agreement with other nations. This means that the most effective way of enforcing the provisions of an international treaty while inside the US is to have your home government embassy in the US contact US officials and make their position known, that the US officials are failing to comply with the treaty.

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