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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Singapore
May 12, 2021

U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Singapore,
38th Session, May 12, 2021

Statement read by Meryn Schneiderhan

The United States warmly welcomes the delegation from Singapore.

We recommend that Singapore:

End criminalization of consensual same-sex relations and increase protection against discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation, including through enacting comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation;

End use of legal and administrative actions, including criminal defamation lawsuits, that curb freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

Address gaps in employment rights and protections for migrant workers, such as the exclusion of domestic workers under the Employment Act.

We commend Singapore for its first labor trafficking conviction and enhancing gender equality through a policy review.