Universal Periodic Review

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

The United States commends Ireland for its leadership in co-facilitating the September United Nations high-level event on refugees and migration, and for working to include language on the importance of protecting and promoting human rights in the outcome document of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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U.S. Recommendations at the Universal Periodic Review of Thailand

The United States is troubled by the restrictions on the exercise of fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, since the May 2014 coup.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Trinidad and Tobago

The United States commends Trinidad and Tobago for its commitment to human rights and its efforts to assist those with disabilities and provide greater safeguards for those with HIV/AIDS

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

The United States is deeply concerned by the continued suppression of individuals’ exercise of their freedoms of association and peaceful assembly, and looks forward to progress on reforms of the Suppression of Terrorism Act and Public Order Act.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Antigua and Barbuda

We note actions taken by Antigua and Barbuda which demonstrate dedication to respect for human rights, including efforts to eliminate violence and discrimination against persons with HIV/AIDS, especially among the police forces.

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

The United States is deeply concerned by the decision of the Zanzibar Electoral Commission to annul the October 25 election, which halted an orderly and peaceful process, and then to hold a rerun that was neither inclusive nor representative.

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

We are alarmed by the increase in the number of politically-motivated detentions and incarcerations of human rights defenders and prominent opposition figures in the name of national security and stability.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Papua New Guinea

We encourage Papua New Guinea to increase police capacity to address violence against women, including sexual violence.

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

The United States is deeply concerned that since 2011, the Hungarian government has taken steps that erode checks and balances, centralize executive power, weaken the constitutional court, alter judicial administration, and diminish the autonomy of oversight bodies, the media, religious groups, and civil society.

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

We remain gravely concerned by the dire human rights situation in Sudan.

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