State Department Reports
U.S. Department of State Annual Reports
Last Updated on 05/21/2013
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are submitted annually by the U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Congress. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Full text of the 2012 report (released on April 19, 2013)
Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record
This report is submitted to the Congress by the Department of State in compliance with Section 665 of P.L. 107-228, the Fiscal Year 2003 Foreign Relations Authorization Act, which was signed into law on September 30, 2002. It requires the Department to report on actions taken by the U.S. Government to encourage respect for human rights. This report complements the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.
Country Reports on Terrorism
This report is submitted in compliance with Title 22 of the United States Code, Section 2656(f) (the "Act"), which requires the Department of State to provide Congress with a full and complete annual report on terrorism for those countries and groups meeting the criteria of Section (a)(1) and (2) of the Act. (Previously Patterns of Global Terrorism)
Full text of the 2010 report (released on August 18, 2011)
International Religious Freedom Report
The report describes the status of religious freedom in each foreign country, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.
Full text of the 2012 report (released on May 20, 2013)
Trafficking in Persons Report
The Secretary of State submits the annual "Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report" to Congress. This report covers "severe forms of trafficking in persons" defined as:
"(a) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (b) the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery."
Full text of the 2012 report (released on June 19, 2012)
Report on Global Anti-Semitism
This one-time report mandated by the President gives an account of acts of anti-Semitism worldwide and efforts to eradicate them.
Full text of the report (released on January 5, 2005)
Please scroll down in the report to see the narrative on Hungary.
International Religious Freedom Report for 2012
Released on May 20, 2013
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