Item 3 – Right of Reply
Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America
As Delivered by Ambassador Michèle Taylor
Human Rights Council – 51st Session
Thank you, Madame Vice President, for giving me the floor.
This intervention is in response to the intervention by the delegate from the People’s Republic of China calling on the Special Rapporteur on Right to Privacy to investigate the United States.
The patently fictional allegation on which that call was premised notwithstanding, I am proud to remind this Council that the United States has issued a formal, standing invitation to Special Procedures mandate holders, and we have already welcomed several this year.
We urge the People’s Republic of China, and all other UN member states that have not already done so, to join the United States in issuing their own standing invitations to Special Procedures mandate holders.
I thank you, Madame Vice President.