All articles from: June, 2015

U.S. Statement at the HRC Panel on the Effects of Terrorism

The United States views the promotion of human rights as a critical component of countering terrorism and violent extremism. We must avoid narrowly addressing only the abuses of non-state actors.

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HRC 29th Session: Item 9 General Debate

The United States is committed to a fair, independent investigation of allegations of police misconduct and to taking action when warranted.

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HRC 29th Session: Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Racism

The United States acknowledges, and seeks to address, the continuing challenges we face in the area of discrimination in policing.

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HRC 29th Session: Agenda Item 8 – General Debate

U.S. Special Envoy Randy Berry

We share OHCHR’s concerns regarding the continuing, serious, and widespread violations and abuses perpetrated against individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices — the Human Rights Reports — document the human rights situation in 199 countries and regions around the world.

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Ambassador Hamamoto: Remarks at the Power of Empowered Women Event

Power of Empowered Women 2015

In recognition of the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, we are interested in shining a light on the important role women are playing in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace-building and peace-keeping, and we offer our support as we continue to push for women’s equal participation and an increased role in decision making.

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Director-General Moller: Remarks at the Power of Empowered Women Event

Empowering women is not a concession in the pursuit of the universality of human rights. Nor is it beneficial just for women. Enabling women to unfold their full potential provides a major boost to society as a whole.

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HRC 29th Session: Item 4 General Debate

The United States is appalled by the Asad regime’s brutality in Syria, including using barrel bombs, chlorine, and detention. ISIL and Al Nusra Front continue to commit widespread abuses. We are also deeply concerned about Iran, DPRK, South Sudan and the following deplorable situations.

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Secretary Kerry: Statement on G-7 Report on Climate and Fragility Risks

Climate change is a threat multiplier for instability throughout the world— and the report released this week further illustrates this.

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U.S. Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Eritrea

We encourage the Government of the State of Eritrea to honor its commitment to return the duration of national service to 18 months for persons recruited since 2014 and treat all recruits humanely.

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