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The United States Government releases the following reports on human rights issues. Additional reports can be found here on State.gov.
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

English | Other Languages

Cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Also called the Human Rights Reports.

Prepared by: U.S. Department of State

Submitted in compliance with: Foreign Assistance Act of 1961

International Religious Freedom Reports

English | Other Languages

Describe the status of religious freedom, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies promoting religious freedom.

Prepared by: U.S. Department of State

Submitted in compliance with: International Religious Freedom Act of 1998

Trafficking in Persons Report

English

Assesses governments on their efforts to combat trafficking in persons as defined in the UN Trafficking Protocol, including conduct involved in forced labor and trafficking of adults and children for commercial sexual exploitation.

Prepared by: U.S. Department of State

Submitted in compliance with: Victims Of Trafficking And Violence Prevention Act Of 2000

United States Universal Periodic Review

English | Other Languages

Provides a partial snapshot of the current human rights situation in the United States, shares some recent progress, and explores opportunities to make further progress.

Prepared by: U.S. Department of State

Submitted in compliance with: United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review

Advancing Freedom and Democracy

English

Describes U.S. efforts to support democracy and human rights in nondemocratic countries and countries undergoing democratic transitions worldwide.

Prepared by: U.S. Department of State

Submitted in compliance with: Advance Democratic Values, Address Nondemocractic Countries, and Enhance Democracy Act of 2007

Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

English

Provides information on worst forms of child labor in goods and services, as well as information on country efforts, including laws, enforcement, policies and programs in 144 countries and terroritories.

Prepared by: U.S. Department of Labor

Submitted in compliance with: Trade and Development Act of 2000

Findings on Bahrain’s Compliance with its Labor Committments

English | Executive Summary of Report in Arabic

This report responds to U.S. Submission 2011-01 (Bahrain), filed by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations on April 21, 2011, with the Office of Trade and Labor Affairs (OTLA) of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs. The submission alleges violation of the Labor Chapter of the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which has been in force since January 2006.

Prepared by: U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Treaty Reports

English

United Nations human rights treaties require States Parties to report periodically on their implementation of their treaty obligations. U.S. Government agencies collaborate to fulfill the United States’ obligations.

 

Other Reports

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