Human Rights Council

U.S. Explanation of Vote – HRC 28th Special Session on Gaza

The United States strongly and unequivocally opposes the proposal before us today, and we call for a vote on the resolution.

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U.S. Statement at the HRC Special Session on Gaza

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The United States remains concerned over the recent outbreak of violence along the Gaza fence.

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U.S. Statement at UPR Review of Cuba’s Human Rights Record

U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Cuba 30th Session May 16, 2018 As Prepared for Delivery Michele Roulbet The United States welcomes the Cuban delegation. The April presidential transition again robbed the Cuban people of any real choice in shaping their country’s future; the same actors are in charge, many just with different […]

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Cameroon

The United States welcomes the Cameroonian delegation and appreciates its active participation in this important process.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Azerbaijan

We are troubled by deterioration of human rights and fundamental freedoms since the last UPR in 2013.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Bangladesh

The international community appreciates the Government of Bangladesh for hosting Rohingya refugees and welcomes its commitment to a voluntary, safe, and dignified repatriation process that includes the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and relevant international agencies.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Russia

We are deeply troubled by restrictions on the rights of members of the political opposition, independent media, civil society, and religious and other minority groups in Russia.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Canada

We commend Canada’s long-standing commitment to human rights and implementation of prior recommendations.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Djibouti

We congratulate Djibouti for conducting peaceful legislative elections and for committing to take measures to increase the political representation of women.

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U.S. Statement at the UPR of Colombia

We commend Colombia’s efforts to implement the 2016 peace accord that ended a half century of armed conflict with the FARC and reduced violence substantially.

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