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U.S. Explanation of Votes on Item 7 Resolutions

The United States strongly and unequivocally opposes the existence of the Human Rights Council’s Agenda Item Seven.

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Press Statement: Opposition to UN Human Rights Council Agenda Item Seven

No other nation has an entire agenda item dedicated to it at the Council. The continued existence of this agenda item is among the largest threats to the credibility of the Council.

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Support for Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka

The United States worked in close consultation with the United Kingdom, Montenegro, and Macedonia, and in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka, to draft the resolution. We look forward to the adoption of the text, which will support reconciliation and justice in Sri Lanka, help ensure a non-recurrence of conflict, and strengthen democratic governance and freedoms for all Sri Lankans.

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Item 5 Statement: Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law

The United States has supported, and will continue to support, those around the world who struggle to fulfill their democratic aspirations.

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Item 4: Human Rights Situations Requiring Council Attention

Item 4:  General Debate on Human Rights Situations Requiring Council Attention Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America Human Rights Council 34th Session As Delivered by William J. Mozdzierz Head of the U.S. Delegation Geneva, March 14, 2017 Mr. Vice President, The United States remains deeply concerned about the human rights situations in […]

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Joint Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Syria

We cannot rest until a long-term political solution to the conflict is found and those responsible for violations and abuses of human rights are held to account.

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U.S. Statement at the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission on Burundi

We are pleased that the Government of Burundi in January began the process of pardoning and releasing over 2,000 prisoners. Although this is a positive development, violence and repression continues throughout Burundi. We call on the government to take further steps to advance human rights.

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Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights

High Commissioner, your continued leadership in speaking out against sexual exploitation and abuse and your office’s work in conjunction with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and other relevant UN entities are essential to combatting this stain on the UN’s work.

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HRC Dialogue with Special Raporteur on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Independent Expert on Albinism

The United States appreciates the Independent Expert’s work in shedding light on the abhorrent targeted attacks against persons with albinism.

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Second Anniversary of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

On February 27, 2015, Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was assassinated just outside the Kremlin. Today, United States Ambassador to Russia John Tefft visited the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge to honor Nemtsov’s memory.

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