Universal Periodic Review

Item 6: General Debate on the Universal Periodic Review

Since its establishment, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process has provided a unique mechanism to promote accountability for human rights commitments.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of South Africa

We applaud South Africa for its strong constitutional protections for human rights and forward-leaning positions on combatting discrimination.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of the Netherlands

The United States commends the Netherlands’ longstanding commitment to the promotion of human rights, highlighting the co-founding of the Equal Rights Coalition and the National Action Program to Combat Discrimination.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Poland

We commend the progress made by Poland in addressing our 2012 UPR recommendation to institute law enforcement outreach to LGBTI communities and to increase hate crimes reporting. We also commend senior government officials for recent statements condemning anti-Semitism.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Algeria

We commend Algeria on its constitutional reforms, including a provision protecting freedom to manifest religion in worship.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines

The United States has discussed our concerns with the prosecution of the drug war on multiple occasions with the Philippine government, and will continue to do so.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Brazil

We commend Brazil for implementing recommendations made in the prior UPR cycle.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of India

We commend the government for its democratic traditions, confronting human rights challenges, and its steps to combat trafficking in persons.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The United States commends the UK for its ongoing support for democracy and human rights within the country and around the world.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Finland

We commend Finland’s longstanding commitment to promoting human rights domestically and globally.

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