In January 2006, Human Rights Watch submitted a list of issues for the Human Rights Committee’s reference while posing questions to the United States about its adherence to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the “ICCPR”). Since that submission, the United States has enacted or begun to undertake new laws, policies, and practices that reflect the continuing failure of the U.S. to fulfill its obligations under the ICCPR. Oulined here are some of those developments, as well as some additional issues that HRW believes are central to the Committee’s work.