This joint submission from 2016, authored by REDRESS, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the World Organisation against Torture (OMCT), calls on the UN Committee Against Torture to further investigate the purported progress of the United States in the effective implementation of their international obligations in the past year. Focusing particularly on two subjects of concern identified by the Committee – “Inquiries into allegations of torture overseas” and “Guantanamo Bay detention facilities” – this submission finds that the US government has not taken sufficient steps over the past year to ensure independent and impartial investigations into all credible allegations of torture carried out post-9/11, to afford “effective redress” to Guantanamo detainees who suffered well documented torture and ill-treatment, or to address the expansive findings of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Programme.