Human Rights Council

U.S. Statement at the UPR of Egypt

We are deeply concerned with steps taken by Egypt that have resulted in violations of freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly, and association, deprived thousands of Egyptians of fair trial guarantees, and undermined civil society’s role in the country.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Slovenia

We compliment Slovenia for compensating persons whose status was “erased” after the breakup of Yugoslavia, and urge Slovenia to accelerate these efforts.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Iraq

The human rights situation in Iraq is dire. ISIL’s widespread atrocities against the Iraqi people and the resulting humanitarian crisis are deplorable.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Madagascar

We commend Madagascar for the election earlier this year, the country’s first democratic election since the 2009 coup d’état.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Iran

We are deeply concerned about the violations of freedom of religion and freedom of expression in Iran.

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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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