UPR of the United States

Ambassador Harper: I’m Very Proud to be Before you Today for the Adoption of the Second UPR of the United States


Our UPR has been a process of self-reflection and improvement, which will continue after today’s adoption.

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Statement by DAS Scott Busby at the Adoption of the UPR of the United States


The U. S. government has carefully reviewed the 343 recommendations it has received during this UPR review and has accepted in whole or in part a total of 260 recommendations, or approximately 80%.

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Addendum of the United States of America to the Report of the Working Group on its Universal Periodic Review

The U. S. government has carefully reviewed the 343 recommendations received during its Universal Periodic Review. This response reflects our continuing efforts, in consultation with civil society, to promote, protect, and respect human rights for all.

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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

Mary McLeod

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


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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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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Submission of U.S. Universal Periodic Review Report to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The United States is proud of its human rights record and the role we have played in promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms around the world. We strongly support the UPR process as an opportunity to reflect on and improve our own human rights record as we ask other member states to do, as well as to foster a global discussion of human rights.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Romania

We commend Romania’s overall track record on protecting human rights. However, we are concerned that discrimination and violence against members of Roma and LGBT communities as well as their advocates are still common in Romania and often go unreported.

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Completion of the First UPR of the United States: Statement by Harold Hongju Koh

We complete our first Universal Periodic Review proud of our heritage as a nation conceived in liberty, still dedicated to the proposition that all persons are created equal. At a time when so many nations are in turmoil; when so many are still struggling to achieve government of the people, by the people, and for the people, our constant and urgent challenge remains the same: to achieve a more perfect union and to promote a more perfect world.

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