Human Rights Council

U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The United States commends the progress made by St. Vincent and the Grenadines in addressing prison conditions by closing the antiquated and unhygienic Fort Charlotte Prison.

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

We applaud the reform of Suriname’s nationality law to remove provisions that discriminate against women and welcome its implementation in practice.

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Ambassador Harper: End of Session Statement and Explanation for all HRC31 Resolutions

The United States strongly supports the new mandate on South Sudan. The wholesale disregard for human lives and rights has gone on too long, and must stop. We are pleased the Council adopted a consensus resolution on North Korean human rights that established a panel of experts to explore appropriate approaches to accountability.

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Fact Sheet: Key Outcomes of U.S. Priorities at the UN Human Rights Council’s 31st Session

Key Outcomes on U.S. Priorities at the UN HRC-31

Although the United States is not a voting member of the UN Human Rights Council this year – taking a mandatory year off, while standing for re-election in the fall – it maintains robust engagement in the Council, working with countries from all regions to address urgent human rights situations and issues.

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Ambassador Keith Harper: Press Briefing on Outcomes of the 31st Session of the HRC

Ambassador Keith Harper

The Council showed that when the international community is united, we can deliver forceful messages about the importance of promoting and protecting human rights.

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U.S. Statement Introducing Resolution on Human Rights in South Sudan

Introduction: Resolution on Human Rights in South Sudan Human Rights Council, 31st Session United States Delegation, delivered by Ambassador Keith Harper March 23, 2016   As demonstrated by the OHCHR report issued early this month, the human rights situation in South Sudan is one of the gravest situations we face at the Human Rights Council. […]

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Ambassador Keith Harper: Human Rights Council Statement on Yemen

We welcome the work of the High Commissioner on the human rights situation in Yemen.

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U.S. Statement at the General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner

The United States commends the High Commissioner and his office and wishes to highlight the following countries where OHCHR is active.

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U.S. Statement at the General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner

The United States commends the High Commissioner and his office and wishes to highlight the following countries where OHCHR is active.

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HRC31: Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Mali

The United States strongly encourages the Government of Mali to focus on protecting human rights, fostering national dialogue with all signatories of the accord, and beginning steps to reintegrate armed groups into society.

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