Human Rights

Remarks by Secretary Pompeo at the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

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Secretary Pompeo: “This year’s TIP Report highlights the critical work of local communities to stop traffickers and provide support to victims. Human trafficking is a global problem, but it’s a local one too.”

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Country Concerned Statement in Response to SR Alston’s Country Report on the United States

The United States appreciates the opportunity to respond to several aspects of Special Rapporteur Alston’s report on the United States.

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Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks on the UN Human Rights Council

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The Trump administration is committed to protecting and promoting the God-given dignity and freedom of every human being. Every individual has rights that are inherent and inviolable. They are given by God, and not by government. Because of that, no government must take them away.

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HRC38: Item 2 – General Debate

High Commissioner, the United States thanks you for your service and advocacy in addressing human rights and fundamental freedoms around the world over the past four years.

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HRC38: Clustered Interactive Dialogue on Sexual Orientation and Identity and on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association

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The United States welcomes the report of Victor Madrigal, the Independent Expert on Combatting Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

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Clustered Interactive Dialogue with Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Identity and Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association

The United States welcomes the report of Victor Madrigal, the Independent Expert on Combatting Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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LGBTI Pride Month

In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals and their supporters continue to face violence, arrest, harassment and intimidation for standing up for their human rights.

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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 on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

The United States stands for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights.

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