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Secretary Kerry To Release Annual Human Rights Reports
Posted on 24 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Secretary of State John Kerry will present the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices at 10:15 a.m. on June 25, 2015, in the Press Briefing Room at the U.S. Department of State. The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices , commonly... Read More

2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Released by State Department
Posted on 14 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, April 2016 - " The 2015 edition of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices points to a global governance crisis. In every part of the world, we see an accelerating trend by both state and non-state actors to close the space for civil society... Read More

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Secretary's Preface The fundamental struggle for dignity has been a driving force in human history worldwide, and what drives us toward it is a set of universal values and aspirations. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are... Read More

State Department Releases 2012 Human Rights Report
Posted on 20 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" On April 19, 2013, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the U.S. Congress as required by law. This report, now in its 36th year, is available on www.State.gov... Read More

CA11 on Credibility: Wu v. U.S. Attorney General
Posted on 12 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[T]he IJ’s repeated references that Wu’s story “just seems suspicious to me” or “just seems implausible to me” evince a determination made on personal perception or whim, not evidence. ... Our review of the record... Read More

DOS Issues Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013
Posted on 28 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I hereby transmit the Department of State’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013 to the United States Congress." John F. Kerry Secretary of State, Feb. 2014 . Read More

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012
Posted on 20 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I am proud to present the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for the first time as Secretary of State. When I served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, my colleagues and I depended on these reports for an accurate assessment of human... Read More

EOIR Announces Availability of Country Conditions Resource Information on the Web
Posted on 1 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced the new Country Pages section of the Virtual Law Library , the agency’s online legal research resource. The new section is an extensive collection of information about the... Read More

Cleveland v. DOS: FOIA Lawsuit Over Country Reports
Posted on 29 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

How accurate are the State Department Country Reports? David Cleveland is suing to find out. Here's a link to the lawsuit. Read More

State Department Posts 2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
Posted on 6 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016 Read More

DOS to Release 2011 Country Reports on Thursday, May 24th
Posted on 23 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On May 24, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner will release the 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices at 10:30 a.m. in the Department of State Press... Read More