US Introduces Resolution on Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka

Ambassador Donahoe

This resolution welcomes and acknowledges important progress that has been made in certain areas in Sri Lanka, but also recognizes that much remains to be done.

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Recent UN Reports on Sri Lanka and Iran Show Need for Council’s Continued Scrutiny

We would like to highlight the High Commissioner’s report on Sri Lanka and the Secretary General’s report on Iran, both of which clearly show the need for the Council’s continued scrutiny.

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Now is the Moment for Haiti to Achieve a New Era of Democratic Governance and Accountability

We recognize and commend the Government of Haiti for cooperating with the Independent Expert in an effort to improve the lives of its people.

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U.S. Statement on the Independent Expert’s Report on Cote d’Ivoire

We strongly support the Independent Expert’s observations that the Government must make progress in implementing security sector reform as well as in disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration. The lack of implementation in these areas has contributed to rising insecurity and human rights violations and abuses.

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Independent and Transparent Legal Systems are Essential to the Enjoyment of Human Rights

The United States has worked with many countries and societies over the years to develop programs to improve the rule of law.

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U.S. Gravely Concerned About Reports of Crimes Against Vulnerable Migrants and Refugees

The United States urges all States to undertake effective measures to prevent and respond to crimes against migrants by individuals or groups and to investigate and punish perpetrators. States must protect victims of national and transnational organized crime, including kidnapping, human trafficking and smuggling.

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US remains extremely troubled by HRC’s continued biased and disproportionate focus on Israel

The legitimacy of this Council will remain in question as long as one country is unfairly and uniquely singled out under its own agenda item.

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U.S. Statement at the Adoption of the UPR Report on Sri Lanka

We are disappointed that the Government rejected all UPR recommendations from States that called upon it to implement the LLRC recommendations.

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Challenges to Human Rights of Members of Linguistic Minorities Exist in all Regions of the World

The United States looks forward to strengthening our partnerships with UN bodies, governments, and civil society to promote and protect the human rights of persons belonging to minorities.

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The U.S. Remains Deeply Concerned about Deplorable Global Human Rights Situation

The United States remains deeply concerned about deplorable human rights situations around the world.

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