Human Rights Council

Statement by Ambassador Haley on the Election of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the UN Human Rights Council

Today’s election is yet another example of why the Human Rights Council (HRC) lacks credibility and must be reformed in order to be saved.

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Spokesperson Heather Nauert Addresses Vote Related to the Death Penalty at UNHRC36

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The United States unequivocally condemns the application of the death penalty for conduct such as homosexuality, blasphemy, adultery, and apostasy.

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Key Outcomes of U.S. Priorities at the UN Human Rights Council’s 36th Session

At the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, September 11-29, U.S. leadership was active and effective in shaping the international response to urgent human rights situations.

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U.S. Explanation of Vote: Resolution on the Question of the Death Penalty

The United States is disappointed that it must vote against this resolution. As in previous years, we had hoped for a balanced and inclusive resolution that would better reflect the position of states that continue to apply the death penalty lawfully.

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U.S. Statement at the 2017 Executive Committee of UNHCR

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The United States strongly supports the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and the Compact on Refugees in an effort to strengthen our collective humanitarian response over the long-term.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on Yemen – HRC36 Resolution L.4

The United States is pleased to be able to join consensus on a resolution that addresses the human rights situation in Yemen.

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U.S. Statement on Cambodia – HRC36 Resolution L.21

We are gravely concerned about the worsening human rights situation in Cambodia, including the crackdown on opposition parties, independent media, and civil society.

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U.S. Statement on Cambodia – HRC36 Resolution L.21 Amendment OP30

The United States is deeply disappointed with the oral revisions to this resolution on advisory services and technical assistance for Cambodia.

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U.S. Statement on Democratic Republic of Congo – HRC 36 Resolution L.34

We continue to receive reports of serious violations and abuses of human rights including those involving extrajudicial killings, abductions and disappearances, and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment, committed by both armed groups and security forces.

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U.S. Statement on Technical Cooperation – HRC36 Resolution L.28

The United States supports technical assistance and capacity-building in the area of human rights.

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