Human Rights

Remarks on Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Sudan

The United States is eager to see Sudan make progress in a range of areas in the months and years ahead, as we work towards a new framework for bilateral engagement.

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance in Response to the Human Rights and Humanitarian Crisis in Burma

We are working to immediately address the human rights and humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, strengthen Burma’s transition to democracy, expand economic opportunity, improve health and resilience of vulnerable populations, further national reconciliation, empower local communities and civil society, and strengthen respect for and protection of human rights and religious freedom.

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Secretary Tillerson Joint Press Availability With Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

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“I am announcing today that the United States will provide an additional $47 million in humanitarian assistance for refugees, bringing the United States response to the Rakhine State crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh to more than $87 million since August of this year, and total humanitarian assistance for displaced people in and from this region to nearly $151 million since October of 2016.”

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka

We commend Sri Lanka’s commitment to promoting reconciliation, accountability, and human rights, and welcome progress on returning occupied lands and operationalizing the Office of Missing Persons.

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

We commend Ukraine’s reform efforts since 2014, undertaken as the country has suffered greatly from acts of Russian aggression.

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

The United States commends Japan’s work to promote human rights, both domestically and internationally.

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

We commend the Government of Zambia for reforming the country’s constitution and adopting meaningful changes to electoral clauses and human rights protections, and we encourage its continued implementation.

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

We recognize Benin’s efforts to protect children from human trafficking.

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

We commend Pakistan for passing the Hindu Marriage Act, which allows, for the first time, members of the Hindu community to register their marriages.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of the Republic of Korea

The United States commends the Republic of Korea for its commitment to the promotion of human rights, but we remain concerned by laws that limit freedom of expression and restrict internet access, including ‎criminal defamation and libel laws.

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