Human Rights Council

U.S. Statement at the UPR of Kazakhstan

We commend Kazakhstan for its efforts to address impunity for torture by bringing several perpetrators to justice, and were encouraged by the government’s recent work to establish a credible National Preventive Mechanism.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of San Marino

We commend San Marino’s exemplary human rights record and longstanding commitment to democracy and the promotion and protection of human rights.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Fiji

We welcome the Government of Fiji’s significant planning efforts ahead of the September 2014 elections, and congratulate the people of Fiji on the peaceful outcome of those elections.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Bolivia

We note that high rates of impunity and immunity for government officials facing corruption charges, prolonged preventative detention, politically motivated prosecutions, and executive interference in the judiciary are the largest obstacles to the fair and equal application of justice in Bolivia.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of El Salvador

We congratulate El Salvador for its completion of the national report and for demonstrating its commitment to the UPR process by accepting and implementing some recommendations made in the first UPR cycle.

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Secretary Kerry: Statement on HRC Resolution on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

“Today the community of nations made an historic statement in support of LGBT rights, which are human rights.”

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Dissociation and Explanation of Position: On Hazardous Substances and Wastes

We are committed to the proper management of such hazardous substances and wastes.

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Human Rights Council Expresses Grave Concern About Violence Against LGBT Persons

We are pleased to see that today the international community is visibly and publicly upholding the rights of LGBT individuals.

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Explanation of Position: Resolutions on Rights of the Child

We are glad that the Human Rights Council is addressing these important matters on the well-being of children.

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Debate on Resolution on Civil Society Space

This timely resolution underscores the important role civil society plays both in the promotion and protection of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law, and in providing expertise and advocacy within the UN system.

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