Human Rights Council

U.S. Explanation of Position on HRC Resolution on Cultural Diversity / Cultural Rights

We support the promotion of cultural diversity, pluralism, tolerance, cooperation, and dialogue among people from all cultures.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on the Realization of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

The United States is pleased to join consensus on this resolution concerning the realization of economic, social, and cultural rights.

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U.S. Explanation of Position on HRC Resolution on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

We are pleased the resolution recognizes that the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online, including the right to privacy.

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U.S. Explanation of Vote on HRC Resolution on the Effects of Terrorism on Human Rights

The United States has serious concerns and questions about the focus and intention of this resolution.

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Statement by the U.S. Introducing the Resolution on Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council adopted by consensus a resolution on Sri Lanka reflecting continued strong commitment to peace, justice, and reconciliation for all the people of Sri Lanka.

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Item 10: General Debate on Technical Assistance and Cooperation

The United States is troubled by anti-democratic actions in Cambodia such as the jailing of opposition politicians and civil society figures, and the National Assembly’s recent adoption of a law that allows courts to dissolve the opposition.

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Item 2: General Debate with the High Commissioner

We welcome cooperation with the High Commissioner and thank him for his unwavering advocacy to promote the protection of human rights throughout the world.

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Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s Presentation of Sri Lanka Report

Sri Lanka has taken important steps toward implementing its key human rights, justice, and reconciliation commitments.

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Interactive Dialogue on the Democratic Republic of Congo

The human rights situation remains deeply concerning.

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Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner on Guinea

The United States congratulates the Government of Guinea on its progress toward judicial reform.

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