"On this day and every day we affirm that ending impunity is both a moral imperative and a practical necessity in creating free, open, and stable societies around the world."
These countries then face legal restrictions on access to certain types of U.S. military assistance and training.
On November 2nd, Russia-backed separatists in the separatist-controlled portions of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions organized and carried out illegitimate “elections.”
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, militants have killed hundreds of members of an Iraqi tribe in western Anbar province.
Despite an international campaign by human rights monitors, governments, and individuals around the world, the Iranian regime has executed a young woman who claimed she stabbed a man who was attempting to sexually assault her.
A fundamental commitment by the participating states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or OSCE, is to guarantee freedom of expression.
The Syrian people are caught in a web of violence being spun by the monstrous terrorist organization ISIL on the one hand, and the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad on the other.
Both laureates “have faced down threats and intimidation, risking their own lives to save others and build a better world for future generations.”
We believe that every girl in the world deserves to have a chance to live up to her dreams and aspirations.
Individuals from minority groups continue to be denied full human rights.
Some governments in Europe and Eurasia place legal restrictions on how people worship.
Empowerment and protection of women and girls are central to U.S. foreign policy and international security.