State Department submits to UN Human Rights UPR Report

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    The US State Department announced on August 24 :

    On August 20, the United States submitted to the Office of the UN High  Commissioner for Human Rights a report on the U.S. human rights record,  in accordance with the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic  Review (UPR) process.

     

    The report’s submission is one step in the  UPR process. The next step will be a formal presentation by the U.S.  government to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in November. The  report stands as just one element of the U.S. effort to engage broadly  and constructively with the UN and other international organizations.

     

    The  review, which has featured an unprecedented level of consultation and  engagement with civil society across the country, provides an  opportunity to reflect on our human rights record and we hope will serve  as an example for other countries on how to conduct a thorough,  transparent, and credible UPR presentation. It involved support and  assistance from the Department of Justice as well as over ten other  federal departments and other offices, and the White House.

     

    The  United States is proud of its record on human rights and the role our  country has played in advancing human rights and fundamental freedoms  around the world.

     

    The report and more information about the UPR process can be found at: http://www.state.gov/g/drl/upr/index.htm

    A PDF version of the report is attached