Spokesperson Heather Nauert Addresses Vote Related to the Death Penalty at UNHRC36

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The United States unequivocally condemns the application of the death penalty for conduct such as homosexuality, blasphemy, adultery, and apostasy.

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Key Outcomes of U.S. Priorities at the UN Human Rights Council’s 36th Session

At the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, September 11-29, U.S. leadership was active and effective in shaping the international response to urgent human rights situations.

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U.S. Explanation of Vote: Resolution on the Question of the Death Penalty

The United States is disappointed that it must vote against this resolution. As in previous years, we had hoped for a balanced and inclusive resolution that would better reflect the position of states that continue to apply the death penalty lawfully.

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U.S. Statement at the 2017 Executive Committee of UNHCR

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The United States strongly supports the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and the Compact on Refugees in an effort to strengthen our collective humanitarian response over the long-term.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on Yemen – HRC36 Resolution L.4

The United States is pleased to be able to join consensus on a resolution that addresses the human rights situation in Yemen.

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U.S. Statement on Cambodia – HRC36 Resolution L.21

We are gravely concerned about the worsening human rights situation in Cambodia, including the crackdown on opposition parties, independent media, and civil society.

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U.S. Statement on Cambodia – HRC36 Resolution L.21 Amendment OP30

The United States is deeply disappointed with the oral revisions to this resolution on advisory services and technical assistance for Cambodia.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on Disposal of Hazardous Substances and Wastes – HRC36 Resolution L.32

The United States recognizes the serious effects that improper management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes may have on the effective enjoyment of human rights.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on Indigenous Peoples – HRC36 Resolution L.27

he United States welcomes the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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U.S. Statement on Democratic Republic of Congo – HRC 36 Resolution L.34

We continue to receive reports of serious violations and abuses of human rights including those involving extrajudicial killings, abductions and disappearances, and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment, committed by both armed groups and security forces.

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