Item 5: General Debate on Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms

The United States has long urged member states to end acts of reprisal against members of civil society for their engagement with the UN.

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UPR Outcomes Philippines

We welcome the Government’s decision to accept our recommendations related to conducting police operations consistent with the rule of law and international human rights obligations.

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Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and EMRIP

The U.S. thanks the SR and the Chair of EMRIP for their respective studies and presentations.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and EMRIP

During the Special Rapporteur’s December 2016 visit to the United States, our federal agencies welcomed the opportunity to outline their efforts on behalf of U.S. indigenous peoples

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Panel Discussion on Ten Years of Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The United States strives to tangibly improve the lives of indigenous peoples.

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Item 4: Human Rights Situations Requiring Council Attention

The United States remains deeply concerned about the human rights situations in Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Sudan, Myanmar, and South Sudan, which we will address elsewhere in this session.

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Interactive Dialogue with Commission of Inquiry on Burundi

We call on the Government of Burundi to ensure that OHCHR can conduct its work free from interference or intimidation.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Myanmar Fact Finding Mission

We hope the Government of Myanmar will utilize these experts’ findings to ensure those responsible for human rights violations and abuses are held accountable.

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Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the Situation of Human Rights in South Sudan

The United States thanks the panelists for their work to address South Sudan’s grave human rights situation.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria

We continue to strongly support the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry and welcome its critical work investigating egregious human rights violations and abuses, as well as violations of international humanitarian law, of which the Syrian government remains the primary perpetrator.

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