Interactive Dialogue with OHCHR’s Ukraine Monitoring Mission

The U.S. reaffirms its support for the ongoing work of the High Commissioner’s Office to monitor and report on the situation in Ukraine

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Ambassador Harper’s Statement at Dialogue with Independent Expert on Cote d’Ivoire

We congratulate Cote d’Ivoire on a peaceful and credible presidential election in October 2015. Progress on equitable justice and national reconciliation is essential to solidifying Cote d’Ivoire’s recent gains.

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Ambassador Harper’s Statement at HRC Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on Burundi

We strongly urge the Government of Burundi to allow AU observers complete and free access to investigate allegations of gross human rights violations, including mass graves. We urge the Government to implement President Nkurunziza’s promise to release at least 2,000 detainees, including political prisoners. Burundi should lift all undue restrictions on media and create conditions for citizens to safely express dissenting views.

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U.S. Strongly Supports Technical Cooperation, Capacity-Building in the Area of Human Rights

We believe technical assistance is one of the most tangible and effective forms of support that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights can offer.

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US Statement at Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Central African Republic

Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert  on the Central African Republic Statement by the United States of America 31st Session of the Human Rights Council March 21, 2016 Geneva, Switzerland Delivered by Amanda Wall   The United States thanks the Independent Expert for her continued work on the human rights situation in the Central African […]

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Debate on State of Racial Discrimination Worldwide

31st Session of the Human Rights Council As delivered by Amanda Jessen Geneva, Switzerland March 18, 2016   Mr. President, Earlier this year, the United States was pleased to welcome the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent for an official visit to the United States, which included meetings with government officials and […]

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Panel Discussion on the Incompatibility between Democracy and Racism

We believe that democracies have the tools necessary to combat racism at all levels – through elected representation and civil society activism.

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U.S. Statement at HRC Panel on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

The United States thanks the Secretary-General for his Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism, including its focus on strengthening good governance, human rights, and the rule of law.

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HRC31: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues

First, your recent report on the Roma communities recommends that the media promote non-stereotypical portrayals of Roma. You said this should include “providing greater visibility to Roma self-representation, history and culture.”

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Item 4: General Debate on Human Rights Situations Requiring Council Attention

The United States remains deeply concerned regarding the situations in Syria, Iran, Burundi, South Sudan, DPRK, and China. We continue to have concerns about Myanmar that were reflected in our statement in the interactive dialogue.

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