U.S. Statement at the UPR of Austria

U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Austria

37th Session
Geneva,  January 22, 2021 

 As delivered by Charles Bentley

The United States warmly welcomes the Austrian delegation. We commend Austria on its long track record of protecting and promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms.  Austria is a consistent, global leader in promoting human rights through its diplomacy and aid programs. 

We recommend that Austria: 

  1. Devote additional resources to prosecute hate crimes and prevent discrimination, including against Muslims, Roma, refugees and migrants, and persons of African origin; 

  2. Strengthen efforts to combat anti-Semitism and promote religious tolerance by continuing its work in education and policing; and 

  3. Work to combat discrimination against women and improve access for persons with disabilities in the workplace.