This week the U.S. State Department released the latest of its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (known popularly as the Human Rights Reports), and submitted them to Congress, as required by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.). The Human Rights Reports cover human rights developments and practices during 2013 in all United Nations member states and all countries receiving U.S. assistance. They inform and assist not only Congress in framing foreign policy legislation, but also other governments, journalists, researchers and non-governmental aid organizations worldwide.
The 2013, 2012 and 2011 Human Rights Reports, with global overviews, features for selecting reports on individual countries and filtering by issue across countries, and key United Nations human rights documents, are available here on the Department of State website. The site also provides the text of all Human Rights Reports going back to 1999.
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