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Fact Sheet: U.S. State Department’s Guiding Principles on NGOs

Washington, DC

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

2006-10-18

Recognizing that non-governmental organizations (NGOs)* are essential to the development and success of free societies and that they play a vital role in ensuring accountable, democratic government, And recalling the... Read More

Testimony by Nina Shea, Vice Chair United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

Nina Shea

2006-06-30

Hearing on "The Plight of Religious Minorities: Can Religious Pluralism Survive?" Before the House International Relations Committee of the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights,... Read More

HIV/AIDS Rights

2006-06-01

YOUR RIGHTS AS A PERSON WITH HIV INFECTION OR AIDS The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) enforces federal laws that... Read More

Kenya: Education leads tribal elders to support women's inheritance rights (February 2006)

President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

2006-02-01

In the wake of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, problems related to women's rights to property and inheritance in Kenya have escalated as women are widowed by AIDS. Through activities supported by... Read More

Statement on Conviction of Egyptian Politician Ayman Nour

President George W. Bush, Office of the Press Secretary

2005-12-24

The United States is deeply troubled by the conviction today of Egyptian politician Ayman Nour by an Egyptian court. The conviction of Mr. Nour, the runner-up in Egypt's 2005 presidential... Read More

Remarks by Commissioner Elizabeth Prodromou Briefing on "Religious Freedom in Egypt"

Commissioner Elizabeth Prodromou

2005-11-16

Before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus Of the United States House of Representatives Wednesday, November 16, 2005 Mr. Chairman and Members of the Caucus: On behalf of the U.S. Commission... Read More

North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004

108th Congress of the United States

2004-10-18

Congress drafted the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004 to address the oppressive conditions in North Korea.  As noted by Congress, North Korea is a dictatorship in which there... Read More

Global Anti-Semitism Review Act

108th Congress of the United States, 2d Session, S. 2292

United States Senate

2004-10-08

AN ACT To require a report on acts of anti-Semitism around the world. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in... Read More

Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004

108th Congress of the United States

2004-01-20

The Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004 begins by acknowledging an increase in acts of anti-Semitism, even in established democracies, and rearticulates the USG’s commitment to combating anti-Semitism worldwide.  The... Read More

Foreign Assistance Act of 1961

United States Congress

2003-07-01

The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA) established the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and separated, for the first time, military and humanitarian foreign assistance, acknowledging "that a principal... Read More

Paul Wolfowitz: "Building a Better World: One Path from Crisis to Opportunity"

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz

2002-09-05

Thank you, Strobe , for that very nice introduction. And let me extend my congratulations to you on your new job as president of this great institution. Your own long... Read More

Commission Issues Reports on Egypt and Saudi Arabia

USCIRF

2001-05-16

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today issued an Addendum to its May 1, 2001 Annual Report containing chapters on Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The reports on the Middle... Read More

Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000

106th Congress of the United States

2000-10-28

The 2000 Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA) is intended to combat human trafficking, by requiring reporting, placing conditions on foreign assistance, increasing penalties for traffickers, and increasing... Read More

International Religious Freedom Act

105th Congress of the United States

1998-10-27

Congress passed the International Religious Freedom Act in 1998.  The legislation affirms America’s commitment to religious freedom, enshrined both in the United States Constitution and in numerous international human rights... Read More

Learn More about the 2012 Human Rights Reports

Now Available: 2012 Human Rights Reports

1970-01-01

   Read: Secretary Kerry's Statement Assistant Secretary Zeya's On-the-Record Briefing Washington Foreign Press Center Briefing DipNote: A Sustained Commitment to Human Rights Read the 2012 Human Rights Reports "Human rights... Read More



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