A Designation for Obstructing Peace in the Balkans

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It’s been nearly 22 years since the signing of the Dayton Agreement ended the Bosnian conflict. But to this day, ultra-nationalists within the multi-ethnic country of Bosnia And Herzegovina are attempting to sow hatred, spark strife among neighbors, fracture the country along ethnic lines and push agendas that prioritize their ethnic group at the expense of stability and prosperity for …

Promoting International Labor Rights

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The promotion of labor rights is an integral part of United States foreign policy. U.S. Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Sarah Fox says supporting fundamental worker rights, such as freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, are an important part of U.S. economic diplomacy: “Labor Rights are human rights, but they’re also economic rights. And workers being …

Supporting Disability Rights

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Promoting the human rights of persons with disabilities has been a key objective of U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration both at home and internationally. “Disability rights are not abstract concepts” wrote Secretary of State John Kerry. “They are about things you can see and touch that make a difference. They are about sidewalks with curb cuts; public buildings with accessible …

Partnering for the Rights of LGBTI Persons

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Advancing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex [LGBTI] persons is a key part of the U.S. government’s broader advocacy in support of human rights and fundamental freedoms worldwide. U.S. President Barack Obama has committed to this effort during his administration, appointing the first ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI persons, Randy Berry, in …

Promoting International Labor Rights

Pierre Human Rights, World 0 Comments

The promotion of labor rights is an integral part of United States foreign policy. U.S. Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Sarah Fox says supporting fundamental worker rights, such as freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, are an important part of U.S. economic diplomacy: “Labor Rights are human rights, but they’re also economic rights. And workers being …

International Day of Persons With Disabilities

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Promoting the human rights of persons with disabilities has been a key objective of U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration both at home and internationally. “Disability rights are not abstract concepts” wrote Secretary of State John Kerry. “They are about things you can see and touch that make a difference. They are about sidewalks with curb cuts; public buildings with accessible …

Remembering Transgender Victims of Violence

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The United States recently observed Transgender Day of Remembrance, honoring members of the transgender community killed because of their gender identity. “Transgender persons around the world are targeted by rising levels of violence fueled by hatred and bigotry,” said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a press statement. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry …

Hold to Account Those Who Murder Journalists

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There is a dangerous global trend in violence against journalists. Indeed, a growing number of journalists are being targeted by violent extremists and transnational criminal organizations, said the Spokesperson for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Affairs at State Mario Crifo. Organizations such as Da’esh in Iraq and Syria, extremist militias in Libya, al-Shabaab in Somalia and Boko Haram in Nigeria …