Human Rights Council

EMRIP Item 3: New Mandate of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Activities and Methods of Work

The U.S. government and U.S. tribal leaders place priority on reforming EMRIP so that it can better help Member […]

U.S. Disappointed by the Verdict Sentencing Human Rights Activist Nabeel Rajab

We believe no one anywhere should be prosecuted or imprisoned for exercising their human rights or fundamental freedoms, including […]

The United States Reaffirms Support for Cypriot Unification

The United States is disappointed the Conference on Cyprus in Crans Montana, Switzerland, has closed without an agreement.

U.S. Welcomes Transfer of Leopoldo Lopez to House Arrest in Venezuela

This is a significant step in the right direction by the government of Venezuela. We reiterate our call for […]

U.S. Deeply Concerned by Detention of Prominent Human Rights Defenders

Persistent curbs on freedom of expression erode the foundations of democratic society. More voices, not fewer, are necessary in challenging times.

Secretary Tillerson’s Remarks at the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

“Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global […]