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Justice Department ICCPR Opening Statement

U.S. Department of Justice

Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Roy L. Austin, Jr.

2014-03-13

As Prepared Thank you, Mary, and thank you to the Chair and members of the Committee. My name is Roy Austin, and I serve as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General... Read More

Ambassador Baer on European Union Court of Justice Ruling on Same-Sex Partnerships

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2013-12-12

Mr. Chairman, This morning the European Union’s highest court, the EU Court of Justice, set an EU-wide standard holding that in EU countries where gay and lesbian couples cannot marry,... Read More

President Obama at Memorial Service for Former South African President Nelson Mandela

First National Bank Stadium Johannesburg, South Africa

President Barack Obama

2013-12-10

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much.  Thank you.  To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of states... Read More

Presidential Proclamation: Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week 2013

The White House

President Barack Obama

2013-12-09

Six and a half decades ago, delegates from around the world convened to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, rejecting the notion that individual aspirations should be subject to... Read More

Ambassador Power on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power

2013-12-05

Twenty-three years ago, the United States became the first country in the world to adopt legislation banning discrimination against people with disabilities by passing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice Remarks - Human Rights: Advancing American Interests and Values

Human Rights First Annual Summit - Washington, D.C.

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice

2013-12-04

Good afternoon, everyone.  And thank you so much Elisa for your incredibly kind introduction, but even more I want to thank you for your long career fighting the good fight,... Read More

Secretary Kerry Op-Ed: Assad's War of Starvation

2013-10-28

Op-Ed in Foreign Policy Magazine The world already knows that Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons, indiscriminate bombing, arbitrary detentions, rape, and torture against his own citizens. What is far... Read More

U.S. Statement on Tymoshenko and EU Association Agreement

U.S. Embassy Kyiv - Kyiv, Ukraine

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Thomas Melia

2013-10-25

I wanted to take the opportunity before departing Kyiv, after a very productive visit, to set the record straight on some inaccurate press reports that mischaracterized the U.S. government’s position... Read More

Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons in Europe and Beyond

DipNote blog

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-10-25

I was honored to represent the United States government at the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) Europe’s Annual Conference, held in Zagreb, Croatia yesterday. Before an... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on United Nations Day 2013

President Barack Obama

2013-10-23

In 1945, after two world wars that showed the horrific lethality of modern conflict, 51 member states came together to create the United Nations, a bold new organization that sought... Read More

UPR 17th Session - Intervention for China

U.S. Department of State - Geneva, Switzerland

Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2013-10-22

The United States welcomes the Chinese delegation. We recommend China: End the use of harassment, detention, arrest, and extralegal measures such as enforced disappearance to control and silence human rights... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Syria after the London 11 Ministerial Meeting

Foreign & Commonwealth Office - London, United Kingdom

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-10-22

Remarks at a Press Availability After the London 11 Ministerial Meeting   SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you for your patience. It’s a great privilege to be back in... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Serbia’s Cancellation of the Belgrade Pride Parade

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer

2013-10-10

AS DELIVERED The United States notes with concern and deep disappointment that the Serbian Government cancelled the Belgrade Pride Parade for the third year in a row. We echo the... Read More

USOSCE on Humanitarian Issues including Roma and Sinti Issues, Migrant Workers, Refugees and Displaced Persons

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-03

Session 16: Humanitarian Issues and Other Commitments II, including: Roma and Sinti Issues, including: Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti; Migrant Workers, the... Read More

USOSCE on Human Dimension Activities

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-03

Session 17: Human Dimension Activities AS PREPARED The United States strongly supports the work of the OSCE structures and institutions to assist participating States with implementing their human dimension commitments. ... Read More

USOSCE on Democratic Lawmaking, Independence of the Judiciary, Right to a Fair Trial

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-02

Session 14, Rule of Law I: Democratic Lawmaking; Independence of the Judiciary; Right to a Fair Trial AS PREPARED The principles of justice, democratic lawmaking, independence of the judiciary –... Read More

USOSCE on Capital Punishment, Prevention of Torture, and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism

United States Mission to the OSCE - Warsaw, Poland

Head of U.S. Delegation, Ambassador Robert Bradtke

2013-10-02

Session 15, Rule of Law II: Capital Punishment; Prevention of Torture; and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism The prohibition against torture is a fundamental precept of international law... Read More

U.S. Intervention at UNHCR Excom High-Level Segment

Geneva, Switzerland

Deputy Secretary of State, William J. Burns

2013-09-30

Good afternoon. High Commissioner Guterres – thank you for convening this important meeting to discuss what you have rightly called “a disgraceful humanitarian calamity… unparalleled in recent history.” I also... Read More

USOSCE on Combating Trafficking in Persons

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) - Warsaw, Poland

2013-09-30

Session 10: Humanitarian Issues and Other Commitments I: Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Implementation of the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings As Prepared The United States... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the United Nations Security Council

United Nations - New York, N.Y.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-09-27

Thank you very much, and thank you, Mr. Secretary General, distinguished minister members of the Security Council. Five weeks ago, the world saw rows upon rows of murdered children lying... Read More



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