Human Rights

Secretary Kerry: An Open and Secure Internet: We Must Have Both

Secretary Kerry

America’s policy is to promote international cyber stability. The goal is to create a climate in which all states are able to enjoy the benefits of cyberspace; all have incentives to cooperate and avoid conflict; and all have good reason not to disrupt or attack one another.

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Secretary Kerry: Discrimination Against LGBTI Persons Must End – And it Must End Now

The United States remains unwavering in our commitment to advance the human rights of LGBTI persons here at home and around the world.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Libya

We acknowledge the immense difficulties you face in protecting human rights. The deepening security and political crisis and the disintegration of rule of law have paralyzed efforts to promote and protect human rights in Libya.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Jamaica

We commend Jamaica’s commitment to the UPR process demonstrated by its progress on recommendations accepted in the first round as well as its overall commitment to democracy.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Croatia

We commend Croatia’s commitment to the promotion of human rights. With Croatia’s accession to the EU, we hope that Croatia will continue to serve as a model showing that ensuring respect for human rights is key to democratic development and long term economic growth.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of the Marshall Islands

We acknowledge the Republic of the Marshall Islands’ continued commitment to human rights and to strengthening laws protecting human rights.

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James Cadogan, Department of Justice – Statement at the UPR of the United States

Just as we celebrate the great advances we have made, we must rededicate ourselves to ensuring that our civil rights laws live up to their promise

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Statement by Acting Legal Adviser Mary McLeod at the UPR of the United States

Mary McLeod

The progress that democracy, free expression, and civil society can achieve in the United States is illustrated by the battle against all forms of discrimination.

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UPR of the United States: Opening Statement by Ambassador Keith Harper


We believe that every nation benefits from having a mirror held before it. Every nation has challenges, and can reach greater heights by participating seriously in the UPR.

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Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto: Sports for the Future She Deserves

Ambassador Hamamoto

Remarks delivered at the WISE Work in Sports Exhibition, a convention for career development in sports.

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