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Foreign Press Center Briefing on Release of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports 3:00 P.M. THE WASHINGTON FOREIGN PRESS CENTER, WASHINGTON, D.C. MODERATOR: We are extremely pleased to welcome to... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Russian Military Exercise

I know that this has been raised by the Russian Federation already themselves as well as by several other delegations; given the relevance to the Forum for Security Cooperation of... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Turkmenistan's Engagement with Human Rights in the OSCE

The United States warmly welcomes Foreign Minister Meredov back to the Permanent Council. Mr. Minister, thank you for joining us today for this discussion and for sharing your ideas. Your presence... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks

Commissioner Muižnieks, we warmly welcome you to the Permanent Council and thank you for your presentation, particularly the detail that you went into on a variety of cases. The exchange... Read More

Ambassador Baer Expresses U.S. Disappointment Over Bolotnaya Verdicts and Detentions

The United States joins the European Union in expressing its deep disappointment at the sentences handed down by a Moscow court in the cases of eight individuals arrested after the... Read More

Ambassador Baer Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to the People of Ukraine

The United States continues to monitor events in Ukraine – and obviously they are changing, as our Ukrainian colleague knows, hourly – particularly during this critical period of transition. We... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Release of the Annual Human Rights Reports

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Later today, Secretary of State John Kerry will release the 2014 Country Reports... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns on Ukraine

Good morning. I am delighted to be back in Kyiv at this historic moment. President Obama and Secretary Kerry asked me to convey a simple message—a message of deep admiration... Read More

Released: the 2013 Human Rights Reports

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports Secretary Kerry on the Release of the Annual Country Report on Human Rights Assistant Secretary Zeya's On-the-Record Briefing Washington Foreign Press Center Briefing Documenting... Read More

Ambassador Locke Urges China to Respect Human Rights

Read the 2013 Human Rights Reports | Learn more: the Human Rights Reports Mona and I have always enjoyed speaking to young people, whether in America or China, because the... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview with Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC

QUESTION: And good day. I’m Andrea Mitchell live from the State Department here in Washington. Secretary of State John Kerry joins me now here in the Treaty Room. Mr. Secretary,... Read More

New Report Highlights the Hardships and Hard-Won Victories for LGBT People in the Europe and Eurasia Region

As the recent winter Olympics in Sochi illustrated all too well, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Russia face tremendous hurdles in their everyday lives, including openly hostile... Read More

Deputy Secretary Burns Statement and Q&A at U.S. Embassy Kyiv

DEPUTY SECRETARY BURNS: Good morning. I am delighted to be back in Kyiv at this historic moment. President Obama and Secretary Kerry asked me to convey a simple message—a message... Read More

Ambassador DeLisi Interview with BBC World Service on the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Law

AMB DeLisi: What I heard from the co-owner of The Red Pepper disturbs me greatly.  I don't think any responsible journalists believe that this is a story, that exposing people's... Read More

Testimony: U.S. Policy Toward Sudan and South Sudan

AS DELIVERED The Honorable Donald Booth, Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, U.S. Department of State Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the... Read More

Ambassador Power at a UN General Assembly Informal Plenary Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria

Thank you. On Saturday, the UN Security Council spoke belatedly and with one voice in condemning the widespread violation of human rights and international humanitarian law by Syrian authorities, in... Read More

Spokesperson Psaki Concern over Bolotnaya Verdicts and Detentions

The United States is deeply disappointed by the sentences handed down by a Moscow court in the cases of eight individuals arrested after the Bolotnaya Square protests in Moscow in... Read More

Secretary Kerry Discussion on Ending and Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Situations

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you very, very much for joining us here. We’re really honored to have all of you. But also, I’m privileged to have Foreign Secretary... Read More

Secretary Kerry To Release Annual Human Rights Reports

Notice to the Press Secretary of State John Kerry will release the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. in the Press... Read More

Secretary Kerry: Preventing Sexual Violence Is a National Security Imperative

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry co-authored this entry with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague. Imagine that you're caught in the cross-hairs of a civil war. Your family has been... Read More



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