Explanation of Vote: Right to Peace

We hope that there can still be a constructive path forward in affirming the relationship between human rights and peace.

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General Statement on Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous peoples around the world face grave challenges, and the United States is committed to addressing these challenges…

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Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Central African Republic

We remain deeply concerned by reports of ongoing violence, killings of civilians, population displacement, and an on-going humanitarian crisis.

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Ambassador Harper speaks at HRC discussion on technical cooperation

The United States thanks OHCHR and the Special Procedures of this Council for their tireless work around the world.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert for Somalia

Rapid progress on political processes and civilian protection are of vital importance.

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Ambassador Harper: Statement at HRC Panel Discussion on South Sudan

We strongly condemn reported violations of international humanitarian law and violations and abuses of human rights.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur for Cambodia

The U.S. joins the Special Rapporteur in calling on the authorities to increase transparency in the process of submitting legislation that allows for public debate and open dialogue.

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U.S. concerned by deteriorating situation in Sudan

Troubled by reports of the government’s continued killing, torture, rape, arbitrary detention, and violent repression of its citizens.

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U.S. calls attention to situation in Ukraine

Descriptions of efforts by the separatists to prevent civilians from leaving areas of fighting were particularly disturbing, as were reports that they continue to target journalists through abductions, threats, harassment, and intimidation.

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Joint Statement on Violations of the Rights of Crimean Tatars and Other Minorities in Crimea

We are deeply concerned by reports that de facto authorities in Russia-occupied Crimea are systematically committing abuses against native Crimean Tatars.

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