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Biden Administration Accepts 263 Universal Periodic Review Recommendations

Mar 22, 2021

The Adoption of the final outcomes of the Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America took place this Wednesday, March 17. It is the result of a lengthy UPR process that lasted more than two years and included input from individuals, organizations, NGOs and civil society who demanded accountability and action from the U.S. in response to countless human rights violations. Read our full press release here

In this session, the U.S. Government, which submitted an initial response to 347 human rights recommendations earlier this month, chose to accept 263 recommendations, note 67 and partially accept 17.  The recording of the full session, which included interventions from UPR Task Force members, can be viewed here

The U.S. Government statement was delivered by the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and can be read in its entirety here.  It included remarks on civil rights/racial discrimination, migration/child seperation policy, criminal justice reform, rights of Indigenous Peoples and treaties. 
Click here to watch the March 17 UPR Task Force Press Conference/Debrief

We want to thank the UPR Task Force, working groups, and all individuals, members, partners and grassroots organizations who contributed to this Review by advocating ahead of, during, and following this event.  We will continue to hold the Biden Administration accountable for the implementation of these human rights recommendations, but in the meantime, we encourage you to watch the press conference hosted by the UPR Task Force and stay tuned to UPR2020.ORG for more information.