Bureau of Democracy,
Human Rights, and Labor
55th Session -- UN Commission on Human Rights
March 22-April 30, 1999
The 55th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights is meeting in Geneva, Switzerland from March 22 to April 30, 1999.
Assistant Secretary Harold Hongju Koh
"The primary focus of our involvement here this year is to acknowledge the vital link between democracy and human rights. As most of you know, the United States is introducing a resolution on the right to democracy that makes just that point."|
Texts of remarks by U.S. officials and delegates to the Commission will be posted to this page as they become available.
04/27/99: Nancy Rubin, Press Statement (Affirmation of the Right to Democracy)
004/24/99: Secretary Albright, Press Statement on Key Votes at the UN Commission on Human Rights, Washington, DC
04/23/99: Harold Kongju Koh, Remarks (Resolution L-34: Human Rights in the Former Yugoslavia)
04/23/99: Harold Kongju Koh and Nancy Rubin, Statement (Commitment to Human Rights)
04/21/99: Harold Kongju Koh, Statement (U.S. Priorities at UN Commission on Human Rights)
04/01/99: Harold Kongju Koh, Press Conference (Kosovo)
04/16/99: Alexandra Arriaga, Remarks (Rights of Persons Belonging to National, Religious or Ethnic Minorities -- Item 14 )
04/13/99: Felice Gaer, Remarks (Integration of the Human Rights of Women and Gender Perspective -- Item 13)
04/12/99: Frank E. Loy, Remarks (Civil and Political Rights -- Item 11)
04/08/99: Jeffrey Robbins, Remarks (Economic, Social and Cultural Rights -- Item 10)
04/01/99: Harold Kongju Koh, Remarks (Kosovo)
04/01/99: Harold Kongju Koh, Remarks (Violation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms -- Item 9)
03/30/99: Harold Kongju Koh, Roundtable Discussion (Promotion of Democracy)
U.S. Department of State -- Kosovo Homepage
55th Session -- Commission for Human Rights
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
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