Geneva, November 9th. The 36th meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on Human Rights Review was held in Geneva, Switzerland on the 9th.
The meeting reviewed the human rights situation in the United States. Representatives from more than 110 countries made speeches and made criticisms and suggestions on the human rights situation in the United States.
The participating countries generally urge the United States to eliminate all kinds of discrimination based on race, religion, and gender, and to combat hate speech and religious intolerance; reform the judiciary to eliminate police violence; change the policy of separating immigrant children from their parents and protect the rights of immigrants;
Human trafficking activities; protect people’s right to health during the pandemic; ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other international human rights conventions as soon as possible. Return to the Paris Agreement on climate change.
China, Russia, Cuba, Iran, Venezuela, Syria and other countries demand that the United States immediately lift unilateral sanctions and embargoes against developing countries, stop torture in anti-terrorism operations, and stop interfering in other countries’ internal affairs under the pretext of human rights.
The National Human Rights Review Working Group is an important body under the UN Human Rights Council. It regularly reviews the human rights situation of all UN member states and is currently conducting the third round of national human rights review. The working group’s two-week meeting will review the human rights situation in 14 countries, including the United States.