20th Session of the Universal Periodic Review
Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America
Delivered by Kim D’Auria-Vazira
October 29, 2014
The United States warmly welcomes His Excellency Mr. Pasquale Valenti and the Sammarinese delegation to the UPR Working Group.
We commend San Marino’s exemplary human rights record and longstanding commitment to democracy and the promotion and protection of human rights.
While we recognize that labor standards are generally well-enforced, some employers did not consistently abide by safety regulations, such as work-hour limitations and use of personal safety devices, especially in the informal labor market.
We also note that The Ministry for Territory has not fully implemented a law that mandates easier access to public buildings by persons with disabilities, and many buildings remain inaccessible.
Bearing in mind these concerns, we recommend that San Marino:
- Actively monitor compliance and enforce employment safety regulations, especially in the construction and mechanic industries; and
- Bring all public buildings up to code so that they are accessible by persons with disabilities, in line with its international obligations and commitments.