Tolerance and Non-Discrimination | Right of Reply at Working Session 11 of HDIM 2016

First, we agree with Poland that the term “Polish death camps” is factually wrong.  We just disagree that the use of the term should be criminalized. We thank the Russian Federation for raising hate crimes, and police killing in the United States.  We do not agree with the characterization that these crimes were nationalist.  But ... Read More»

Tolerance and Non-Discrimination | Statement at Working Session 11 of HDIM 2016

All human beings are born equal in rights and dignity. Everyone should be protected, not threatened. But across the OSCE region, we continue to see an alarming rise in intolerance. Despite efforts by some states to address intolerance and discrimination, many participating States do not adequately implement their tolerance and non-discrimination commitments. At a mosque ... Read More»

Trafficking in Human Beings | Statement at Working Session 7 of HDIM 2016

The United States offers its continued support in the effort to save lives and protect those who are particularly vulnerable to human trafficking, including migrants and refugees. Europol has reported that known smuggling and human trafficking gangs are working together to exploit migrant vulnerabilities. This is particularly concerning given the influx last year of 90,000 ... Read More»
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