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U.S. on Due Process in Venezuela

Office of the Spokesperson

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-09-11

The United States is deeply concerned by the lack of due process or fair trial guarantees for persons detained in relation to protests in Venezuela. Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, mayors... Read More

Readout of National Security Advisor Rice’s Meeting with Christian Religious Leaders of the Middle East

The White House

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice

2014-09-11

This afternoon, President Obama dropped by National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s meeting at the White House with a delegation of Christian religious leaders from the Middle East led by Lebanese... Read More

President Obama on New Sanctions Related to Russia

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-09-11

Today, we join the European Union in announcing that we will intensify our coordinated sanctions on Russia in response to its illegal actions in Ukraine.  I have said from the... Read More

Statement by the Head of the U.S. Government Interagency Delegation on the Conclusion of their Official Visit to Belarus

U.S. Embassy Minsk - Minsk, Belarus

2014-09-10

A United States Government Inter-Agency delegation from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Departments of State and Defense completed a two and a half day official visit to... Read More

Ambassador Harper Speaks at Symposium on Abductions by North Korea

International Symposium on Abductions by North Korea Organized by the Japanese Mission to the UN Human Rights Council

U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Keith Harper

2014-09-10

U.S.-Japanese Coordination on North Korean Human Rights: Seeking Resolution of Abductions I appreciate the opportunity to speak today on the issue of enforced disappearances, including abduction of foreign nationals by... Read More

U.S. on the Arrest for Sedition in Botswana of Outsa Mokone

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-09-10

The United States is deeply concerned by the arrest of newspaper editor Outsa Mokone by the Government of Botswana on charges of sedition relating to an article published by his... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq Crisis

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2014-09-10

Today, Secretary Kerry announced that the United States is providing nearly $48 million in additional humanitarian aid to meet the urgent needs of Iraqi internally displaced and refugees throughout the... Read More

Testimony: ISIL's Persecution of Religious Minorities in Iraq and Syria

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittees on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations and the Middle East and North Africa

Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Malinowski

2014-09-10

As Prepared Opening Statement Chairman Smith, Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member Bass, Ranking Member Deutch and Members of the Subcommittees, thank you for holding this hearing on such a timely and... Read More

The Transatlantic Trends 2014

German Marshall Fund - Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretar for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland

2014-09-10

Thanks to Karen, thanks to Ivan. It’s great to be back at GMF. Karen, I miss you in government every day. But I know that you are bringing your energy... Read More

President Obama on ISIL

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-09-10

My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group... Read More

Fact Sheet: Strategy to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-09-10

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) poses a clear threat to the people of Iraq and Syria, and to the broader Middle East, as well as U.S.... Read More

Remarks at the Launch of the Senate Human Rights Caucus

Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Malinowski

2014-09-10

Thank you for the opportunity to address you here today. We are meeting at a time when our values are being challenged and our country is being tested, not for... Read More

U.S. Welcomes the HRC Discussion on the Administration of Justice

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the Human Rights Council

2014-09-10

Intervention of the United States of America Panel on the Administration of Justice As Delivered by Kevin Whelan Thank you, Mr. Vice-President. The United States welcomes this panel discussion on... Read More

U.S. Engages with Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, Stephen Rapp

2014-09-10

Agenda Item 3, Clustered Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence and the Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions Thank you Madame... Read More

Fact Sheet: Standing Up for Women’s Civil Rights, 20 Years After VAWA

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-09-09

“The original law had three simple goals: make streets safer for women; make homes safer for women; and protect women’s civil rights.” – Senator Biden, 1990 “In its totality, the... Read More

Presidential Proclamation: Twentieth Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-09-09

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Twenty years ago, our Nation came together to declare our commitment to end violence against women. The Violence Against... Read More

Ferguson and International Human Rights

DipNote blog

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

2014-09-09

The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and its aftermath have understandably drawn international attention. Just as many Americans wondered if the law enforcement response to protests there was... Read More

U.S. Statement on Panel on History Teaching & Memorialization Processes

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the Human Rights Council

2014-09-09

As Delivered by Lisa Brodey Thank you, Mr. President. The United States welcomes today’s panel discussion on history teaching and memorialization. Our ability to remember past events and learn from... Read More

HRC Holds Dialogue with Independent Expert on Older Persons and Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

Human Rights Council 27th Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Delegation to the Human Rights Council

2014-09-09

Agenda Item 3, Clustered Interactive Dialogue with Independent Expert on Older Persons, Rosa Kornfield-Matte and Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, Urmila Bhoola As Delivered by Valerie Ullrich Thank... Read More

Ambassador Cousens at the UNICEF Executive Board Second Regular Session

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

U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council, Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens

2014-09-09

Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you Executive Director Lake for your remarks. Your statements always allow us to reflect on the impressive range of UNICEF’s truly essential work on... Read More



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