Tomorrow Alan Gross will begin his third year of unjustified imprisonment in Cuba. He was arrested on December 3, 2009 and later given a 15 year prison sentence by Cuban... Read More
Chairman Smith, Co-chairman Cardin, Commissioners—thank you for the invitation to testify before you today. Since its founding in 1976, the U.S. Helsinki Commission has dedicated itself to addressing human rights... Read More
MR. POLLACK: Back to Egypt, Egypt just had elections, as you discussed, obviously Islamists and particularly Salafist parties did very well in that election. Do you believe this was –... Read More
Judith Heumann serves as Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the Department of State.
On the eve of December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, it is... Read More
Today’s special session of the Human Rights Council on Syria is the latest in the ever expanding chorus of condemnation of the Asad regime’s brutality. I applaud the Council for... Read More
Ambassador Donahoe: Today is a very important day for the Human Rights Council. As you know, this is the third time that we’ve had to call an urgent session to... Read More
Thank you Madame President.
For the third time this year, we join a special session to make clear the international community’s grave concerns over the situation in Syria, where the... Read More
On International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, the United States reaffirms our commitment to ending the trafficking of human beings, once and for all. Modern slavery does far more... Read More
SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, and – mingalaba, is that how you say it? Yeah? How?
SECRETARY CLINTON: Mingalaba. Thank you.
Let me start by saying that I want... Read More
Today we pay tribute to the millions of lives lost and families affected by HIV/AIDS. We also recognize the brave individuals living with HIV who carry the burden of this... Read More
We are deeply concerned by proposed local legislation in the Russian Federation that would
severely restrict freedoms of expression and assembly for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender (LGBT) individuals, and... Read More
On World AIDS Day, we honor heroes in the fight against HIV/AIDS and join in remembrance with those who have lost loved ones. Above all, we reaffirm our commitment to... Read More
Yesterday, Egypt concluded the first two-day round of voting in its historic transition to democracy. I congratulate the Egyptian people for a peaceful, successful start to their election process. Egyptians... Read More
The United States welcomes the announcement by Prime Minister Mikati that he has ordered the transfer of Lebanon’s financial commitment to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The Special Tribunal’s work... Read More
We commend the Turkish government for its announcement of economic sanctions and other measures against the Syrian regime. The leadership shown by Turkey in response to the brutality and violation... Read More
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JEAN FERACA, HOST: And indeed they didn't. US Special Envoy Hannah Rosenthal and her Muslim counterpart Farah Pandith speaking... Read More
The United States welcomes the release this morning of the report by the independent international Commission of Inquiry on Syria. We commend the hard work and resourcefulness of the Commission... Read More
The United States welcomes the report of the independent international commission of inquiry on Syria, which documents the Asad regime’s ruthless, depraved campaign against its own people. The details are... Read More
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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
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