East Asia and the Pacific

The report entitled "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices" is submitted to the Congress by the Department of State in compliance with sections 116(d) and 502B(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA), as amended, and section 504 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate, by February 25 "a full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." We have also included reports on several countries that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement.

02/25/09  Australia
02/25/09  Brunei Darussalam
02/25/09  Burma
02/25/09  Cambodia
02/25/09  China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau)
02/25/09  Taiwan
02/25/09  Fiji
02/25/09  Indonesia
02/25/09  Japan
02/25/09  Kiribati
02/25/09  Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
02/25/09  Korea, Republic of
02/25/09  Laos
02/25/09  Malaysia
02/25/09  Marshall Islands
02/25/09  Micronesia, Federated States of
02/25/09  Mongolia
02/25/09  Nauru
02/25/09  New Zealand
02/25/09  Palau
02/25/09  Papua New Guinea
02/25/09  Philippines
02/25/09  Samoa
02/25/09  Singapore
02/25/09  Solomon Islands
02/25/09  Thailand
02/25/09  Timor-Leste
02/25/09  Tonga
02/25/09  Tuvalu
02/25/09  Vanuatu
02/25/09  Vietnam