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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
are publications on the annual human right conditions in countries and regions outside the United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...
, submitted annually by the United States Department of State
The United States Department of State , is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States, equivalent to the foreign ministries of other countries...
to the United States Congress
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C....
. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly . The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled...
. The first report covered the year 1976, issued in 1977.
The People's Republic of China has responded to frequent criticism in this report by releasing a similar annual report titled the "Human Rights Record of the United States."
- Reports 1999-2010 U.S. Department of State
- Reports from 1993 to 1999 @ DoS
- Remarks on Release of Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2004
- US DOS Country Reports on Human Rights Practices at PARDS.ORG Political Asylum Research and Documentation Service (Princeton, New Jersey) - since its founding in 1993, PARDS has assisted immigration attorneys and applicants for asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT), suspension of deportation, and cancellation of Removal to discern the meritorious nature of their claims, and document the authenticity of those found to have merit by country-specific experts. PARDS is a supplement to, not a substitute for, a competent, diligent and honest immigration attorney.