Guidelines for U.S. Diplomatic Mission Support to Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights Defenders Guidance The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to putting human rights and democratic principles at the center of our foreign policy. These  Guidelines for U.S. Diplomatic Mission Support to Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders outline and amplify the U.S.’s commitment to supporting this vital work as part of the President’s strategic vision and U.S. foreign policy. It is addressed primarily to both U.S. Department of …

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World Humanitarian Day shines light on real-life heroes

Despite the portrayal of heroism in movies and television, it’s worth remembering that not all superheroes wear capes or fly through the air to fight archvillains intent on ruling the Earth. World Humanitarian Day, celebrated annually August 19, was established by the United Nations General Assembly to honor humanitarians worldwide who work with little fanfare …

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Ambassador Reinke participated at a conference on the prevention of revenge pornography

On November 28, 2022, Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke gave remarks at the conference “Safe and Protected through Amendments to the Criminal Code of Montenegro,” as part of the Aware.Safe.Protected project implemented by the nongovernmental organization Prima. The project, funded by the U.S. Embassy through the 2021 Democracy Commission Small Grant Program, aims to raise awareness …

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U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders

Protecting and supporting human rights defenders is a key priority of U.S. foreign policy. Because human rights defenders seek to hold their governments accountable to protect universally recognized human rights, defenders are often harassed, detained, interrogated, imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for doing their work. The Department’s objective is to enable human rights defenders to …

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Ambassador Uyehara Op-Ed: Being Bold for Change This International Women’s Day

People around the world have gathered to mark International Women’s Day for over 100 years. Today we come together once again to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. I understand that here in Montenegro the day has traditionally provided the opportunity to tell the women in our lives – mothers, daughters, …

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United States Donate Technical Equipment for Supreme Court

The Ambassador of the United States to Montenegro, H.E. Margaret Ann Uyehara visited the High Court in Podgorica to mark the donation of technical equipment for the courtroom that will enable audio-video coverage of trials, video-conferencing of remote witnesses, and audio and video scrambling of protected witnesses. The President of the Supreme Court thanked the …

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