All articles from: June, 2015

U.S. Statement at the HRC Dialogue on Syria

The international community should do more than solely condemn ongoing abuses; we must be responsive to the needs of released political prisoners and torture survivors.

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U.S. Statement at the HRC Dialogue on Belarus

The United States joins the Special Rapporteur in calling on the authorities to release immediately and unconditionally all those imprisoned for the exercise of their civil and political rights, and to fully respect and protect their rights.

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U.S. Statement at the Trade Policy Review of Chile

The United States and Chile are long-term partners, with our bilateral trade agreement as the foundation of our partnership.

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UNHRC 29th Session: Agenda Item 3, General Debate

The U.S. government’s approach to prevention and response elevates the priority of supporting survivors, promoting accountability for perpetrators, and investing in gender equality as a cornerstone of prevention.

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Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism

The United States appreciates the substantial actions taken by the Government of Iraq to halt ISIL’s campaign of brutality.

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Fact Sheet: History of U.S. Refugee Resettlement

The U.S. refugee resettlement program reflects the core values of the United States and our strong tradition of providing a safe haven for the oppressed.

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Statement by the United States at the June 19, 2015, DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the June 19, 2015 meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) Read More (PDF)

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The Human Rights of Women: Participation in Power and Decision-Making

The United States fully supports the goal of empowering women, and is dedicated to transformative and impactful action to reach this goal.

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U.S. Statement on Summary Execution and Discrimination against Women

The United States has had considerable recent experience with communication technology and the use of force in interactions between police and the public. Video recorded by the public has brought to light some incidents and, perhaps, systematic problems that might otherwise have gone unremarked.

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The Human Rights of Women: Eliminating and Preventing Domestic Violence

Around the world – including in the United States – violence against women and girls of all ages impedes economic development, threatens peace and prosperity, and inhibits full participation in civic life. Our efforts to prevent domestic violence and assist survivors are ongoing and too often inadequate. Punishment of those who batter their partners, children, and other family members is just and necessary.

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