Human Rights

Death of Pakistani Human Rights and Democracy Advocate Asma Jahangir

We join Pakistan and others around the world in mourning the untimely death of Pakistani human rights and democracy advocate, Asma Jahangir.

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Presidential Elections Announced in Venezuela

The United States denounces the decision by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council to unilaterally advance presidential elections without guarantees to ensure free, fair, and internationally-validated elections.

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Legislation in Poland Regarding Crimes Committed During the Holocaust

We encourage Poland to reevaluate the legislation in light of its potential impact on the principle of free speech and on our ability to be effective partners.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Israel

We note Israel’s continued commitment to its democratic traditions and values, its free elections, and its open society.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Serbia

The United States thanks Serbia for its efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to the numerous refugees and asylum seekers who transited or remain in the country.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of the United Arab Emirates

We commend the UAE for efforts to protect migrant workers, including approving new domestic worker protections.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Montenegro

We welcome Montenegro’s establishment of a commission to monitor investigations into attacks and threats against journalists, but we are concerned that it has failed to advance these investigations.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Barbados

The United States is pleased to note Barbados’ strong respect for human rights.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Luxembourg

The United States commends Luxembourg’s robust commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms, democratic values, and the rule of law.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Burundi

The United States is extremely concerned by the serious human rights violations and abuses that continue to occur in Burundi, including extrajudicial killings, torture, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, and sexual violence.

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