Violence against women is a public health challenge, it is a gender equity challenge and, of course, violence against women is at its core a challenge to human rights.
There should be no doubt, the United States affirms that torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment and punishment are prohibited at all times in all places, and we remain resolute in our adherence to these prohibitions.
Assistant Secretary Malinowski: Torture is forbidden in all places, at all times, with no exceptions.
The prohibition of torture and cruel treatment is part of our Constitution, and it binds our federal government and all 50 of our states.
We see our dialogue with the UN human rights treaty bodies as part of a valuable process to push all nations, including the United States, to do better.
Secretary Kerry: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism
Simply put, we must all do more to end violence against women in all its forms, wherever and whenever […]
Remarks by the President after the Announcement of the Decision of the Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri
“First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law. And so we need to […]
David Bitkower: Justice Department Plays Critical Role in Upholding US Obligations under Convention Against Torture
We are deeply committed to preventing violations of the prohibition against torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or […]
Violence against women is a public health challenge, it is a gender equity challenge and, of course, violence against […]
We are deeply concerned with steps taken by Egypt that have resulted in violations of freedoms of expression, peaceful […]
We compliment Slovenia for compensating persons whose status was “erased” after the breakup of Yugoslavia, and urge Slovenia to accelerate these efforts.
The human rights situation in Iraq is dire. ISIL’s widespread atrocities against the Iraqi people and the resulting humanitarian crisis are deplorable.
We commend Madagascar for the election earlier this year, the country’s first democratic election since the 2009 coup d’état.
We are deeply concerned about the violations of freedom of religion and freedom of expression in Iran.