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DOS to Release 2011 Country Reports on Thursday, May 24th

"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 Briefing Room. The Country Reports on Human Rights...

CA11 on Credibility: Wu v. U.S. Attorney General

"[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 reveals no evidence to support the IJ’s...

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012

"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 rights conditions around the world. I know how...

State Department Releases 2012 Human Rights Report

" 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 and www.HumanRights.gov . It is required by law...

Cleveland v. DOS: FOIA Lawsuit Over Country Reports

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

EOIR Announces Availability of Country Conditions Resource Information on the Web

"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 conditions in countries around the world. This unique...

DOS Issues Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013

"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 .

Secretary Kerry To Release Annual Human Rights Reports

"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 known as the Human Rights Reports, cover the...

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014

"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 ideals that cannot be contained by national boundaries...

2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Released by State Department

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, to stifle media and Internet freedom, to marginalize...