Human Rights Council

Statement by Ambassador Keith Harper at Human Rights Council Special Session on Iraq / ISIL

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The United States is shocked and appalled by the massive violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses being committed in Iraq.

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U.S. Looks Forward to Productive 27th Session of the Human Rights Council

The United States intends to table a resolution on the human rights situation in Sudan. We believe there is a need to significantly strengthen the Council’s response to the human rights conditions on the ground and to respond effectively to the report of the Independent Expert, who has announced his resignation.

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Key Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 26th Session

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The outcomes of the 26th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust U.S. engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work with a diverse range of countries from all regions to address urgent human rights concerns.

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EOP on Climate Change

We recognize that climate change is an urgent, complex, and far-reaching global challenge. Addressing climate change requires cooperation among all nations.

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Ambassador Harper: Press Availability on last day of 26th U.N. Human Rights Council

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Today’s resolution at the Human Rights Council takes a significant step toward accountability and laying the groundwork for ending impunity.

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Statement by Ambassador Power on the Assassination of Libyan Human Rights Activist Salwa Bugaighis

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the brutal assassination in Benghazi of prominent Libyan political thinker and human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis.

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U.S. Welcomes Resolution on Eliminating All Forms of Violence Against Women

We are pleased that this resolution recognizes that members of minority groups may be at increased risk of violence.

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Proposed Working Group Would Undermine Efforts to Implement Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

The IGWG will not benefit from the necessary and important voices of key stakeholders, including the private sector.

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U.S. Looks Forward to Future Appropriate action on Roma issues at the HRC

Roma persons, just like all persons, possess human rights that adhere to them as individuals.

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U.S. Joins Consensus on Human Rights Council Resolution on Extreme Poverty

The United States has had a long-standing commitment to international development, and has put substantial resources behind that pledge.

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