Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America the UN Human Rights Council
Human Rights and International Solidarity
July 2, 2015
The United States continues to believe that the Council should not address the issue of International Solidarity. Many other items are more relevant to this Council’s human rights mandate, and the International Solidarity mandate diverts attention and resources away from them.
We are also particularly concerned that this resolution contains language that purports to assert a new principle of international law that lacks support or recognition in any international human rights instrument or in international law more generally.
For these reasons, the United States will vote against this resolution.
Thank you, Mr. President.