Human Rights

Transcript: Secretary Kerry Interview with ABC This Week Before Departing for Geneva

Interview With Martha Raddatz of ABC This Week Interview John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC March 1, 2015 QUESTION: Secretary Kerry, thanks for joining us. SECRETARY KERRY: Glad to be with you. Thank you. QUESTION: Secretary, I have seen this threat firsthand over the last month in this region, walking along the Syrian border […]

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Secretary Kerry: Statement on the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Murder of Boris Nemtsov Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC February 27, 2015     I am shocked and saddened to learn of the brutal murder of former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow. Boris Nemtsov committed his life to a more democratic, prosperous, open Russia, and to strong […]

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Assistant Secretary Crocker Travel to Geneva and Vienna

Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Sheba Crocker will accompany Secretary of State John Kerry to Geneva, Switzerland for the high-level segment of the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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Secretary Kerry Travel to Geneva, Montreux, Riyadh, and London

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, on March 2, to address the high-level segment of the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. While in Geneva, the Secretary will also meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss Ukraine and regional issues of common interest.

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U.S. condemns in strongest possible terms ISIL’s attacks on civilians in Hasakeh province, Syria

ISIL’s latest targeting of a religious minority is only further testament to its brutal and inhumane treatment of all those who disagree with its divisive goals and toxic beliefs.

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Randy Berry Appointed as the First-Ever U.S. Special Envoy on the Human Rights of LGBT Persons

Defending and promoting the human rights of LGBT persons is at the core of our commitment to advancing human rights globally – the heart and conscience of our diplomacy.

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John Kerry: Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism

“The extremist forces arrayed against us require that we charge forward in the name of decency, civility and reason.”

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Obama: Our Fight Against Violent Extremism

President Barack Obama close up photo

Our campaign to prevent people around the world from being radicalized to violence is ultimately a battle for hearts and minds.

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The U. S. Supports the Consensus Decision taken by the Human Rights Council on the OHCHR’s report on Sri Lanka

We commend the pledges made by the new Sri Lankan government to revive Sri Lanka’s democracy, improve governance, support credible justice and accountability mechanisms, enhance the protection of human rights, and facilitate reconciliation after nearly 30 years of war.

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U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Copenhagen

The people of the United States stand united with the people of Denmark and all others who defend the universal right of freedom of speech and stand against anti-semitism and bigotry in all its forms.

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