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EOV on item 3: Resolution Entitled “Prevention of Genocide
March 27, 2015

Item 3:  Resolution Entitled “Prevention of Genocide,” A/HRC/28/L.25

Explanation of Vote on Amendment 

by the Delegation of the United States of America

Human Rights Council 28th Session

Geneva, March 27, 2015


The United States strongly supports this important resolution on the prevention of genocide, and we urge Member States to vote NO on the amendments.  We also call States to vote yes in favor of all paragraphs. We appreciate the comprehensive negotiation process on this resolution and are dismayed at the tabling of unclear and unhelpful amendments by some states at a very late stage and in a politicized fashion.  Consequently, we view these amendments as hostile.

We strongly encourage all Council members to vote against all of these hostile amendments.