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Testimony: U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Relations

House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Daniel Baer

2013-06-05

Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, thank you for holding this hearing. We appreciate your concern about the human rights situation in Vietnam, and are pressing the government for... Read More

Testimony: U.S. Relations with Vietnam

House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific - Washington, D.C.

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Joseph Yun

2013-06-05

Mr. Chairman, Mr. Faleomaveaga, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you very much for inviting me here today to testify on the United States’ relationship with Vietnam. It is also... Read More

White House on Situation in Qusayr, Syria

The White House - Washington, D.C.

White House Press Secretary

2013-06-05

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the Assad regime’s assault on Qusayr, which has killed untold numbers of civilians and is causing tremendous humanitarian suffering. The Syrian... Read More

Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Darfur

United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs, Jeffrey DeLaurentis

2013-06-05

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Prosector Bensouda, for your briefing. The United States welcomes the continued role of the International Criminal Court in the fight against... Read More

U.S. Statement on Item 3 General Debate Intervention on Freedom of Expression

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-06-04

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session Thank you, Mr. President. At this session, the United States, as part of a broad cross-regional group, is proposing a resolution that stresses... Read More

U.S. Applauds Commission of Inquiry’s Tenacity in Documenting Violations of Human Rights and IHL by all Parties in Syria

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-06-04

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session We thank the Commission of Inquiry for its latest report, and agree with its expressions of serious concern for the unacceptable levels of... Read More

U.S. is Gravely Concerned About the Human Rights Situation in Belarus

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

2013-06-04

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session U.S. Intervention on Individual Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Belarus Thank you Mister President. The United States would like to thank... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Egypt NGO Trial Verdicts and Sentences

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-06-04

The United States is deeply concerned by the guilty verdicts and sentences, including the suspended sentences, handed down by an Egyptian court today against 43 NGO representatives in what was... Read More

Secretary Kerry on LGBT Pride Month 2013

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-06-04

The Department of State joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. Forty-four years after Stonewall, we see incredible progress in the fight... Read More

U.S. Urges Eritrea to Work with International Community to Address Human Rights Concerns

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-06-04

U.S. Statement at the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Eritrea AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. The United States thanks the Special... Read More

U.S. Highlights Countries of Particular Concern on Human Rights

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-06-04

U.S. Statement on Item 4:  General Debate on Human Rights Situations Requiring Council Attention AS DELIVERED Mr. President, The United States remains deeply concerned about deplorable human rights situations, especially... Read More

National Security Council Spokesperson on Egypt NGO Trial Verdicts and Sentences

Office of the Press Secretary - The White House, Washington, D.C.

National Security Council Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden

2013-06-04

The United States is deeply concerned by the verdicts issued today by an Egyptian court against representatives of non-governmental organizations in what was a politically-motivated trial. The court’s decision undermines... Read More

Deputy Assistant Secretary Baer at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Indonesia

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Indonesia, Washingon, D.C.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Daniel B. Baer

2013-06-03

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this hearing and for the Committee’s interest in Indonesia. I’d also like to pay tribute to the late Tom Lantos and his constant engagement... Read More

U.S. Statement on Clustered Interactive Dialogue on Freedom of Expression and Violence Against Women

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-06-03

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session The United States thanks Special Rapporteur La Rue for his report highlighting the close relationship between the right to freedom of expression and... Read More

Secretary Kerry Remarks at the American Jewish Committee Global Forum

Grand Hyatt Hotel - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2013-06-03

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you. Thank you very, very much. Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you all. Thank you for a wonderful, warm welcome here at AJC. And thank... Read More

Bosnian National Extradited to Stand Trial for Murder and Torture

Office of Public Affairs

U.S. Department of Justice

2013-06-03

The United States has extradited Sulejman Mujagic, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a resident of Utica, N.Y., to stand trial in Bosnia for charges relating to the torture... Read More

U.S. Statement on Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Education

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Ambassador Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-05-31

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session The United States thanks the Special Rapporteur on Education for his report. Education has been at the core of the United States’ belief... Read More

Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed and with the Working Group on Discrimination against Women

Human Rights Council 23rd Session - Geneva, Switzerland

U.S. Ambassador Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

2013-05-31

Highlights: UN Human Rights Council 23rd Session Thank you, Mr. President. Artistic expression and creativity can work to challenge, change, and inspire us. They allow us to imagine and envision... Read More

U.S. Concerns with Proposed Egyptian Civil Society Law

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

State Department Spokesperson Jennifer Psaki

2013-05-31

The United States is concerned by the civil society draft law submitted by the Egyptian Presidency to the Shura Council. After holding consultations with local stakeholders and international experts, the... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month 2013

The White House

President Barack Obama

2013-05-31

More Information: Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT Persons – June 2013 For more than two centuries, our Nation has struggled to transform the ideals of liberty and equality from... Read More



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