From the west coast, it seems that the city of Berkeley has passed a measure that will allow it to independently comply with UN treaties. This would be the first such measure passed in the United States. It will also require Berkeley to file a report every two years on how it is meeting international human rights standards.
While very noble, this could very well be a potentially embarrassing situation if it turns out Berkeley is in fact, not up to par with certain UN standards. They've got a crippling homelessness problem, and let's not forget John Yoo, the Justice Department lawyer who co-wrote many of those infamous memos that would later be used to justify torture of terror suspects...he's a UC Berkeley law professor.