Human Rights

U.S. Statements before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

RightoftheChild

Chargé d’Affaires Ted Allegra: “I am joined at the table by our co-heads of delegation: the Honorable Richard Visek, the Acting Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State and Susan Coppedge, Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; and also by Cynthia Coffman, Attorney General of the State of Colorado.”

Read more

Statement from Ambassador Nikki Haley on Atrocities Committed by the Assad Regime in Syria

The declassified reporting released by the State Department today on atrocities committed in Syria clearly shows how the Assad regime systematically and brutally terrorizes its own people.

Read more

U.S. Releases Newly De-Classified Information Documenting Continued Brutality of Assad Regime

We now believe that the Syrian regime has installed a crematorium in the Saydnaya prison complex.

Read more

Nine Year Imprisonment of Bahai Leaders in Iran

Nine years ago, seven leaders of Iran’s Bahai community were arrested and convicted of espionage, insulting religious sanctities, and propaganda against the Islamic Republic for activities related solely to their belief in and practice of their faith.

Read more

U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of South Africa

We applaud South Africa for its strong constitutional protections for human rights and forward-leaning positions on combatting discrimination.

Read more

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

The United States commends the Netherlands’ longstanding commitment to the promotion of human rights, highlighting the co-founding of the Equal Rights Coalition and the National Action Program to Combat Discrimination.

Read more

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

We commend the progress made by Poland in addressing our 2012 UPR recommendation to institute law enforcement outreach to LGBTI communities and to increase hate crimes reporting. We also commend senior government officials for recent statements condemning anti-Semitism.

Read more

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

We commend Algeria on its constitutional reforms, including a provision protecting freedom to manifest religion in worship.

Read more

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

The United States has discussed our concerns with the prosecution of the drug war on multiple occasions with the Philippine government, and will continue to do so.

Read more

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

We commend Brazil for implementing recommendations made in the prior UPR cycle.

Read more