The "Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2004 - 2005" report is submitted to the Congress by the Department of State in compliance with Section 665 of P.L. 107-228, the FY 03 Foreign Relations Authorization Act, which requires the Department to report on actions taken by the U.S. Government to encourage respect for human rights. This third annual submission complements the longstanding Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2004, and takes the next step, moving from highlighting abuses to publicizing the actions and programs the United States has employed to end those abuses.
Released March 28, 2005
"Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2004 - 2005" is available in both PDF and HTML versions. To view the PDF files, you will need to download, at no cost, the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
"It is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions
in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world."
--President George W. Bush, 2005 Inaugural Address
-Preface [ PDF version ]
-U.S. Human Rights and Democracy Strategy [ PDF version ]
-Purpose and Acknowledgements [ PDF version ]
-Africa [ PDF version ]
-East Asia and Pacific [ PDF version ]
-Europe and Eurasia [ PDF version ]
-Middle East and North Africa [ PDF version ]
-South Asia [ PDF version ]
-Western Hemisphere [ PDF version ]
-2004 Human Rights and Democracy Achievement Award Winners [ PDF version ]