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Human Rights Reports


“We see it as fundamental to our own interests to support a just peace around the world—one in which individuals, and not just nations, are granted the fundamental rights that they deserve.”  May 2010 National Security Strategy

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974.

Current Reports

See also: International Religious Freedom Reports; Trafficking-in-Person Reports; U.S. Treaty Reports; Universal Period Review; and the Advancing Freedom and Democracy Reports.

For more information on the U.S. Government’s engagement on human rights, visit HumanRights.gov.


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