Official Reports

2019

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018
“The protection of human rights is central to U.S. foreign policy and to our American values. As we release the 43rd Human Rights Reports detailing the human rights practices of nearly 200 countries, we reaffirm our commitment to these fundamental freedoms.”
Secretary Pompeo

2018

Trafficking in Persons Report 2018
This year’s report focuses on effective ways local communities can address human trafficking proactively and on how national governments can support and empower them. Local communities are the most affected by this abhorrent crime and are also the first line of defense against human trafficking.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017

The 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (The Human Rights Reports) document the status of human rights and worker rights in nearly 200 countries and territories. These reports are required by U.S. law and are used by a variety of actors, including the U.S. Congress, the Executive branch, and the Judicial branch as a factual resource for decision making in matters ranging from assistance to asylum.

International Religious Freedom Report for 2017

2017

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016

Promoting human rights and democratic governance is a core element of U.S. foreign policy. These values form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies. Standing up for human rights and democracy is not just a moral imperative but is in the best interests of the United States in making the world more stable and secure. The 2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (The Human Rights Reports) demonstrate the United States’ unwavering commitment to advancing liberty, human dignity, and global prosperity.

International Religious Freedom Report for 2016

 

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