State Department to Release 2012 Human Rights Reports

hrr-2012Secretary Kerry will release the 2012 Human Rights Reports on Friday, April 19.  He is currently scheduled to deliver his remarks – officially releasing the report to the public – at 14:00 in Washington.

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974.

For more information, visit Human Rights website.