Universal Periodic Review

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

We note Israel’s continued commitment to its democratic traditions and values, its free elections, and its open society.

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

The United States thanks Serbia for its efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to the numerous refugees and asylum seekers who transited or remain in the country.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of the United Arab Emirates

We commend the UAE for efforts to protect migrant workers, including approving new domestic worker protections.

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

We welcome Montenegro’s establishment of a commission to monitor investigations into attacks and threats against journalists, but we are concerned that it has failed to advance these investigations.

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

The United States is pleased to note Barbados’ strong respect for human rights.

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

The United States commends Luxembourg’s robust commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms, democratic values, and the rule of law.

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

The United States is extremely concerned by the serious human rights violations and abuses that continue to occur in Burundi, including extrajudicial killings, torture, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, and sexual violence.

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

We commend Botswana for its leadership on the promotion and protection of human rights and its commitment to democracy both domestically and internationally.

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

The United States is disappointed that many of the issues noted in the previous review remain unaddressed, such as the restrictions on the human rights of women and of members of marginalized communities.

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

We commend Mali for working to reestablish democratic governance since 2012.

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