At the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), June 21 – July 14, the United States pushed ahead on priority issues as an observer point out while actively pursuing election to the Council for the 2022-2024 phrase. We ongoing to model the integrity we intend to provide to Council management, recognizing that we are most credible and efficient in our international engagement when we keep on being forthright about our individual human rights struggles. Through HRC 47, the United States helped progress resolutions, joint statements, and interventions responding to dire human rights predicaments.
Countering Systemic Racism: Setting up off the U.S.-led joint assertion on racial justice at HRC 46, the United States looks forward to cooperating with a new mechanism on systemic racism to advance racial justice and equality in the context of legislation enforcement. We welcome the Higher Commissioner’s report underscoring that systemic racism demands a systemic reaction and calling for an agenda that encourages accountability and redress for victims.
Elimination of Violence Versus Girls and Ladies: The United States co-sponsored a resolution on “Accelerating efforts to remove all sorts of violence towards ladies and girls: protecting against and responding to violence versus women of all ages and women with disabilities,” led by Canada. The resolution urges stakeholders to handle the a number of and intersecting types of discrimination that ladies and ladies with disabilities deal with. We also help the ongoing operate of the Particular Rapporteur on Violence From Women of all ages, Dubravka Simonovic.
Human Rights on the World wide web: The United States re-joined the core group and served as a main co-sponsor for a resolution on the marketing, safety, and satisfaction of human rights on the Internet, alongside with Sweden, Brazil, Nigeria, and Tunisia. The resolution affirms that the similar rights persons have offline ought to be shielded online and contains thematic focuses on bridging the digital divide and the relevance of the net during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ethiopia’s Tigray Location: The United States co-sponsored the EU-led resolution on human legal rights in the Tigray area of Ethiopia, which phone calls for an instant cessation of hostilities, the swift, verifiable withdrawal of Eritrean troops, and the holding accountable individuals accountable for human legal rights abuses and violations. The resolution builds on the ongoing OHCHR-Ethiopian Human Rights Fee (EHRC) joint investigation, requests the Superior Commissioner retain the Council updated on development of the joint investigation, and keeps the problem in Ethiopia’s Tigray region on the HRC’s agenda for upcoming sessions.
The United States also co-sponsored resolutions on the human rights predicaments in Eritrea, Belarus, and Syria, along with resolutions on the Correct to Schooling Proper to Education for Girls Civil Culture Place Preventable Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Human Legal rights of Migrants New and Emerging Digital Technologies and Human Rights and Complex Aid and Capability Building for Ukraine.
Joint Statements: All round, the United States signed on to 16 thematic or country-distinct joint statements. The United States joined 43 countries in co-signing a Canada-led joint assertion expressing problem above human legal rights abuses in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong. The United States also signed on to region-precise joint statements on Belarus, Iraq, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. We led a statement on the 10th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on Company and Human Legal rights (BHR), signed by 50 international locations. We supported a Norway-led joint assertion reaffirming the UN’s purpose in promoting and defending democracy, which garnered signatures from 64 international locations. We also joined statements on the Freedom On-line Coalition asserting the creation of the Team of Mates on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity disinformation and freedom of expression violence versus transgender ladies feminine genital mutilation sexual and reproductive health and fitness and rights promoting human legal rights by way of sport and the economic legal rights of ladies.
Side Functions: On June 22, the United States co-hosted a facet celebration on the global #MeToo movement with the Govt Director of Georgetown’s Institute for Women of all ages, Peace, and Protection, Melanne Verveer. On June 23, the United States led, and 20 nations around the world co-sponsored, its first-at any time facet party on the human rights of transgender girls, highlighting the violence and structural, authorized, and intersectional obstacles faced by transgender gals of color. On July 1, the United States led a side celebration on the effects of Hong Kong’s National Safety Legislation on its one-calendar year anniversary, garnering 20 govt and nine NGO co-sponsors.