Human Rights Council

James Cadogan, Department of Justice – Statement at the UPR of the United States

Just as we celebrate the great advances we have made, we must rededicate ourselves to ensuring that our civil rights laws live up to their promise

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Statement by Acting Legal Adviser Mary McLeod at the UPR of the United States

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The progress that democracy, free expression, and civil society can achieve in the United States is illustrated by the battle against all forms of discrimination.

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UPR of the United States: Opening Statement by Ambassador Keith Harper

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We believe that every nation benefits from having a mirror held before it. Every nation has challenges, and can reach greater heights by participating seriously in the UPR.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Maldives

We are concerned that recent developments, in which fair trial guarantees have not been upheld, call into question the independence and impartiality of the judiciary. We are particularly concerned by the use of politically-motivated prosecutions against critics of the courts and the government. The supreme court’s proceedings against the domestic Human Rights Commission are also worrisome.

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Large Senior Multi-agency Delegation to Represent the U.S. at May 11 UPR Review

The second Universal Periodic Review of the United States will take place on May 11, 2015.

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EOP on Boko Haram Special Session Resolution

The United States joins consensus on the resolution presented at this special session in solidarity with the countless individuals affected by Boko Haram-related violence.

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U.S. Statement at Special Session of the HRC on Boko Haram

The United States joins in condemning the shocking atrocities being committed in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger by Boko Haram.

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Ambassador Harper: Statement on the Death of Somali Ambassador Bari-Bari

One could not meet Yusuf without being struck by his kindness, his compassion, and his unrelenting commitment to the promotion of human rights for all.

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Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 28th Session

The outcomes of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust U.S. engagement at the Council.

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U.S. Explanation of Vote with Regard to the Right to Development

The concerns of the United States about the existence of a “right to development” are long-standing and well known. The “right to development” does not have an agreed international meaning.

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