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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Papua New Guinea
November 4, 2021

U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Papua New Guinea
39th Session
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.