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UPR36: Denmark recommends the USA to ensure access to comprehensive family planning services for all, to lift ICC sanctions, and to ratify OPCAT.

Universal Periodic Review, 36rd session
Human Rights Council

UPR of United States of America, 9th November 2020 
Intervention by Denmark

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Madame President,

Denmark welcomes the delegation and thanks it for its presentation.

We commend the US for the passing of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act and we welcome the Supreme Court’s decision on LGBTI discrimination. We urge the United States to renew its full engagement in the Human Rights Council.

Denmark recommends the Government to rescind the Title X restrictions to ensure access to comprehensive family planning services for all.

Denmark also recommends the Government to rescind Executive Order 13928 authorizing sanctions regarding the ICC.

Finally, Denmark recommends the Government to ratify OPCAT.

Denmark wishes the United States a successful review.

Thank you.