U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Papua New Guinea
Statement read by Meryn Schneiderhan
The United States welcomes the delegation from Papua New Guinea.
We recommend Papua New Guinea:
1. Investigate acts of gender-based violence, including domestic violence and sexual violence, and prosecute and punish the perpetrators;
2. Investigate and prosecute reports of mistreatment by the police, including torture, excessive use of force, arbitrary or unlawful detention and killings, and sexual violence;
3. Decriminalize consensual sexual relations between men and strengthen protections from societal violence and discrimination for LGBTQI+ persons.
We commend Papua New Guinea’s commitment to advance protections for human rights.