Human Rights

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

We commend Botswana for its leadership on the promotion and protection of human rights and its commitment to democracy both domestically and internationally.

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

The United States is disappointed that many of the issues noted in the previous review remain unaddressed, such as the restrictions on the human rights of women and of members of marginalized communities.

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

We commend Mali for working to reestablish democratic governance since 2012.

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

The United States commends Romania’s commitment to democratic values and to the promotion of human rights.

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

The United States commends the Government of Tonga on the recent successful national elections, which were a significant step in Tonga’s democratic transition.

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

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

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Press Statement On the Continuing Protests in Iran

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the deaths to date and the arrests of at least one thousand Iranians.

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