Interactive Dialogue with the Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide

Interactive Dialogue with the Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide

Statement by the United States
at the 47th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Geneva, June 28, 2021
As delivered by Daniel Kronenfeld

In a recent statement on the affirmation of Ratko Mladic’s conviction, President Biden reiterated our shared resolve to prevent future atrocities from occurring anywhere in the world.  He reminded us that this historic judgment demonstrates that those who commit horrific crimes will be held accountable.

We are currently witnessing brutal acts of violence in BurmaTigray, Ethiopia; and Xinjiang, China, among others, that demand international attention.

The United States is committed to working with allies and partners to prevent atrocities, promote accountability for those responsible, and ensure calls for justice are centered around the needs and demands of victims and survivors.

We call on governments to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms and bring a swift end to human rights violations and abuses.

How does the Special Advisor plan to work collaboratively with member states, bring attention to early warning signs, and provide guidance and recommendations to address current atrocities?