In the United States, a country labeling itself a "human rights defender," chronic diseases such as money politics, racial discrimination, gun and police violence, as well as wealth polarization are rampant, it said.
Human rights legislation and justice have seen an extreme retrogression, further undermining the basic rights and freedoms of the American people, it added.
Noting nearly half of U.S. states have relaxed gun restrictions, the report said the United States leads the world in gun ownership, gun homicide and mass shootings with more than 80,000 people killed or injured by gun violence in 2022. The past year marked the third consecutive year on record that the U.S. experienced more than 600 mass shootings.
Citing the example of overcrowded prisons where forced labor and sexual exploitation are commonplace, the report said the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world and prison conditions are terrible.
The report also noticed the election costs have soared since donation limits were lifted in 2010 and again in 2014.
Political donations create an oligarchy. U.S. politics has been kidnapped by capital and there is a stable "money-return" relationship, according to the report.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said in the concluding observations on the combined tenth to twelfth reports of the United States of America released on September 21, 2022, that the lingering legacies of colonialism and slavery continue to fuel racism and racial discrimination around the country.
Noting the increasing hate crimes and hate speech incidents in the United States in recent years, the report said racial discrimination is widespread, adding that racial inferiority and superiority complexes are deeply embedded in U.S. systems and have become "inextricable."