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Ambassador-at-Large on Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen J. Rapp

2011-11-28

As Prepared For Delivery This is my third visit this year to Bangladesh to learn about your International Crimes Tribunal and to offer ideas to ensure that the trials it... Read More

U.S. Reaffirms its Deep and Abiding Commitment to International Humanitarian Law at ICRC Conference

Statement by Harold Hongju Koh, Legal Adviser, United States Department of State

31st International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Geneva Switzerland

2011-11-28

Good afternoon. On behalf of the United States Government, I thank the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies—especially Federation President... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Moroccan Elections

Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-11-26

I congratulate the Moroccan people on the successful completion of Friday's parliamentary elections where millions of Moroccans went to the polls to elect their new political leaders. Now, working with... Read More

United States Condemns the Verdict in the Case of Ales Byalyatski

U.S. Embassy Press Release

Minsk, Belarus

2011-11-25

The United States strongly condemns the selective prosecution and conviction of Belarusian human rights activist Ales Byalyatski. We again call on the Government of Belarus to release Byalyatski and all... Read More

White House Statement on Recent Developments in Egypt

We believe that Egypt’s transition to democracy must continue, with elections proceeding expeditiously, and all necessary measures taken to ensure security and prevent intimidation.

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2011-11-25

Since the start of the Arab Spring, the United States has spoken out for a set of core principles that have guided our response to events, including opposition to the... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Formation of New Libyan Cabinet

Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-11-23

The formation of a new cabinet by the Transitional National Council is a significant step in Libya’s transition to a true democracy that is inclusive and representative of all Libyans. ... Read More

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Travel to the Republic of Korea and Burma

Washington, DC

U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

2011-11-23

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to the Republic of Korea and Burma, November 30 - December 2, 2011. Secretary Clinton will travel to Busan, Republic of Korea... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report

Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-11-23

The United States welcomes the release of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) report, and we commend King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa’s initiative in commissioning it. Our countries have... Read More

President Obama on the GCC-brokered Agreement in Yemen

Statement by President Obama on the Signing of the GCC-Brokered Agreement in Yemen

The White House Office of the Press Secretary

2011-11-23

I welcome today’s action by the Yemeni government and the opposition to sign a political agreement brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council to form a government of national unity within... Read More

Statement by the White House Press Secretary on Bahrain

We believe the Commission’s report and subsequent steps taken to implement its recommendations can serve as a foundation for advancing reconciliation and reform.

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

2011-11-23

We welcome today’s report by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, which provides a thorough and independent assessment of events in Bahrain since protests first erupted in February. King Hamad’s... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the GCC-brokered Agreement in Yemen

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2011-11-23

The United States applauds the Yemeni government and the opposition for agreeing to a peaceful and orderly transition of power that is responsive to the aspirations of the Yemeni people.... Read More

Syria Human Rights Resolution in the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Susan E. Rice

2011-11-22

Today, the United Nations General Assembly spoke up for the people of Syria and against the Asad Regime, which has repeatedly gone to horrific lengths to silence dissent. By overwhelmingly... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, U.S. Ambassador and Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs to the United Nations, at a Security Council meeting on Timor-Leste

U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY

United States Ambassador and Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs Jeffrey DeLaurentis

2011-11-22

AS DELIVERED Thank you Mr. President and welcome to the Council. I also wish to welcome the Foreign Minister of Timor-Leste and the Vice Minister of Brazil. Thank you, Special... Read More

Ambassador Rice on Human Rights Abuses in Iran, Burma, and North Korea

Statement to the United Nations General Assembly's Third Committee

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice

2011-11-21

The United States welcomes decisions by the UN General Assembly's Third Committee to highlight human rights abuses in Iran, Burma, and North Korea. This year's resolution on Iran, which passed... Read More

ICTR Judgment Against Former Rwandan Mayor of Kivumu

U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

2011-11-18

Yesterday the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Gregoire Ndahimana, former Rwandan Mayor of Kivumu, for genocide and crimes against humanity. The court sentenced Ndahimana to 15 years. The... Read More

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice on the Reinstatement of Libya to the UN Human Rights Council

United Nations, New York

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Susan E. Rice

2011-11-18

The reinstatement of Libya to the UN Human Rights Council marks the start of a new opportunity for the Libyan people. The General Assembly’s unanimous suspension of Libya nearly nine... Read More

U.S. Response to OSCE Commissioner on National Minorities

United States Mission to the OSCE Response to the High Commissioner on National Minorities Ambassador Knut Vollebaek

Ambassador Ian Kelly, U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

2011-11-17

The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Vollebaek back to the Permanent Council and thanks him for his comprehensive report. We applaud your organization of a conference in Zagreb last month... Read More

President Obama Addresses Human Rights

Parliament House, Canberra, Australia

President Barack Obama

2011-11-17

Excerpt from President Obama's remarks (see entire remarks on the White House web site): As we grow our economies, we’ll also remember the link between growth and good governance --... Read More

U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone Discusses Human Rights of LGBT People

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Michael Owen, U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone

2011-11-17

These remarks were delivered to a workshop of civil society groups in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The workshop launched a project implemented by Global Rights to increase the capacity of Sierra... Read More

Anniversary of the Death of Sergei Magnitskiy

U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

2011-11-16

Today we honor the memory of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitskiy, who died of abuse and neglect two years ago in a Moscow prison after bringing corruption allegations against senior officials. ... Read More



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