Universal Periodic Review

U.S. Statement at the Adoption of the UPR Working Group Report for The Gambia

We are deeply concerned by human rights abuses in The Gambia. We support the recommendations from Spain and the U.K. to investigate torture allegations and those from numerous member states relating to protecting freedom of expression.

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U.S. Intervention at the Adoption of the UPR Working Group Report for Iran

Although we welcome Iran’s release of certain human rights and civil rights activists, we still note with deep concern the large number of activists and other prisoners of conscience still imprisoned.

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U.S. Statement at the Adoption of the UPR Working Group Report for Kazakhstan

We note with concern that Kazakhstan did not accept our recommendation to protect space for dissent, including by decriminalizing libel and minimizing fines against media outlets.

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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 Intervention for Kuwait

We are encouraged that Kuwait has committed to improving the situation of its stateless population. Persons previously identified as eligible for citizenship should have their cases processed expeditiously.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Guyana

We welcome Guyana’s voluntary commitment to hold national consultations on issues from Guyana’s first UPR session, including whether to repeal laws that criminalize consensual sexual activity between adults of the same sex.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Turkey

We are concerned about growing restrictions on freedom of expression, including censorship of news media and the Internet, and provisions of Turkish law that unduly limit peaceful assembly.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Sweden

We commend Sweden’s exemplary human rights record and longstanding commitment to protecting and promoting human rights domestically and internationally, in particular its leadership to promote Internet freedom worldwide.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR Intervention for Grenada

We note the ongoing constitutional reform process and are encouraged by the government’s efforts to consult broadly with civil society and the general public.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Guinea-Bissau

We commend, Guinea-Bissau’s efforts to implement its law against female genital mutilation or cutting and encourage continued efforts to prevent and respond to all forms of gender-based violence.

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