Human Rights

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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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‚Äôs 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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