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Releases

Advancing Freedom and Democracy
2008

Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record
The U.S. Record 2006
The U.S. Record 2005-2006
The U.S. Record 2004-2005
The U.S. Record 2003-2004
The U.S. Record 2002-2003

Human Rights
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999

International Religious Freedom
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001

Trafficking in Persons
Trafficking in Persons Report

Other Releases
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
DRL Program Success Stories
--12/10/48  Universal Declaration of Human Rights
--11/22/69  American Convention on Human Rights

More Reports
Report on the Taliban's War Against Women
Reports to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) Report
--03/13/08  Contemporary Global Anti-Semitism:A Report Provided to the United States Congress [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ] 
--12/01/06  Foreign Labor Trends Reports
--12/01/06  Foreign Labor Trends Report: Uzbekistan 2006
--12/19/06  Foreign Labor Trends Report: United Kingdom 2006
--12/11/06  Foreign Labor Trends Report: India 2006
--11/03/05  Iran: Voices Struggling To Be Heard
--03/11/05  The Status of North Korean Asylum Seekers and U.S. Government Policy Towards Them
--01/05/05  Report on Global Anti-Semitism
--12/31/01  Labor Diplomacy: In the Service of Democracy and Security
--04/27/04  Sudan: Ethnic Cleansing in Darfur
--12/19/03  Mass Graves of Iraq: Uncovering Atrocities
--12/15/03  The Dream Deferred: Fear and Freedom in Fidel's Cuba

Second Periodic Report of the United States to the Committee Against Torture (CAT)
--07/25/07  U.S. Government's 1-year Follow-up Report to the Committee's Conclusions & Recommendations  [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ]
--02/09/00  Initial Report of the United States of America to the Committee Against Torture  [295 Kb]
--05/09/06  U.S. Delegation Departure Statement
--05/08/06  The United States' Response to the Questions Asked by the Committee Against Torture
--05/05/06  United States' Response to the Questions Asked by the Committee Against Torture
--05/05/06  Opening Statement for U.S. Hearing at Committee Against Torture
--05/05/06  U.S. Meeting with U.N. Committee Against Torture
--04/28/06  United States Written Response to Questions Asked by the Committee Against Torture [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ]
--10/21/05  Update to Annex One of the Second Periodic Report of the United States of America to the Committee Against Torture
--10/21/05  Tab 1: Declarations on Transfers of Detainees from Guantanamo Bay - Matthew C. Waxman (pdf)  [211 Kb]
--10/21/05   Tab 1: Declarations on Transfers of Detainees from Guantanamo Bay - Pierre-Richard Prosper (pdf)  [283 Kb]
--05/06/05  Second Periodic Report of the United States of America to the Committee Against Torture [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ]
--05/06/05  Tab 1: Declarations on Transfers of Detainees from Guantanamo Bay - Matthew C. Waxman (pdf)  [145 Kb]
--05/06/05  Tab 1: Declarations on Transfers of Detainees from Guantanamo Bay - Pierre-Richard Prosper (pdf)  [278 Kb]

Report Concerning the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
--11/01/07  U.S. Government's 1-year Follow-up Report to the Committee's Conclusions & Recommendations  [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ]
--09/21/00  Initial Report of the United States of America to the UN Committee on Human Rights Concerning the ICCPR -- 95  [390 Kb]
--07/17/06  Opening Remarks by Ambassador Tichenor on the Report Concerning the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
--07/17/06  Opening Statement by Matthew Waxman on the Report Concerning the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
--07/17/06  Opening Remarks by Wan Kim on the Report Concerning the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
--07/17/06  List of Issues To Be Taken Up in Connection With the Consideration of the Second and Third Periodic Reports of the United States of America
--10/21/05  Second and Third Periodic Report of the United States of America to the UN Committee on Human Rights Concerning the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
--10/21/05  Updated Core Document Forming Part of the Reports of the United States of America

Fact Sheets
--12/23/08  In Zimbabwe, No End To Suffering
--11/25/08  The Democracy Caucus
--10/31/08  Child Labor: U.S. Policy and Action
--10/31/08  Child Soldiers: U.S. Policy and Action
--10/09/08  Institutionalizing The Freedom Agenda: President Bush Calls On Future Presidents And Congresses To Continue Leading The Cause Of Freedom Worldwide 
--08/01/08  The Community in Action
--05/05/08  The United States Supports Press Freedom Worldwide
--12/07/07  Zimbabwe: Escalating Violence in 2007
--10/24/07  Encouraging Freedom, Justice, And Prosperity In Cuba
--10/18/07  Burma: Democratic Aspirations
--06/05/07  Advancing Freedom and Democracy Around the World
--05/09/07  Countries of Particular Concern 2006 Under the International Religious Freedom Act
--05/09/07  Frequently Asked Questions About the International Religious Freedom Report and Countries of Particular Concern
--05/09/07  The Difference Between the Department of State's Office of International Religious Freedom and the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
--04/18/07  The Iranian Regime: Human Rights and Civil Liberties Under Siege
--02/08/07  "Working Definition" of Anti-Semitism
--12/28/06  Global Internet Freedom Task Force (GIFT) Strategy: A Blueprint for Action
--12/14/06  International Human Rights Week Initiatives: "Defending the Defenders"
--09/15/06  2006 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom
--08/04/06  The Iranian Regime: Human Rights and Civil Liberties Under Siege
--04/05/06  Fact Sheet: Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2005 - 2006
--12/06/05  FY 2005-2006 Human Rights and Democracy Fund Projects
--11/08/05  2005 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom Fact Sheet
--11/03/05  Iran: Voices Struggling To Be Heard
--08/12/05  Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities
--07/28/05  FY 2004-2005 Human Rights and Democracy Fund Projects
--04/26/05  FY 2003-2004 Human Rights and Democracy Fund Projects
--10/18/04  Frequently Asked Questions About the International Religious Freedom Report
--07/09/04  Partnership To Eliminate Sweatshops Program (PESP)
--06/01/04  FY 1998-1999 Human Rights and Democracy Fund Projects
--06/01/04  FY 1999-2000 Human Rights and Democracy Fund Projects
--06/01/04  FY 2000-2001 Human Rights and Democracy Fund Projects
--06/01/04  FY 2001-2002 Human Rights and Democracy Fund Projects
--06/01/04  FY 2002-2003 Human Rights and Democracy Fund Projects
--05/03/04  Asylum in the U.S.
--04/27/04  Sudan: Ethnic Cleansing in Darfur
--12/19/03  Mass Graves of Iraq: Uncovering Atrocities
--12/15/03  The Dream Deferred: Fear and Freedom in Fidel's Cuba
--07/30/03  U.S. Cuba Policy
--06/09/03  Special Briefing and Release of 2003 Trafficking in Persons Report
--06/09/03  Trafficking in Persons Report - Another Step Toward International Cooperation Against Modern Day Slavery
--06/03/03  Dialogue on Democracy
--12/17/02  Rape by the Burmese Military in Ethnic Regions
--11/12/02  Seoul Plan of Action - Democracy: Investing for Peace and Prosperity
--10/22/02  Fact Sheet: Investing for Peace and Prosperity
--09/26/02  Countries Invited to the Second Ministerial of the Community of Democracies
--05/16/02  58th United Nations Commission on Human Rights
--05/06/02  The International Criminal Court
--04/16/01  History of the Office of International Religious Freedom
--02/20/01  Plan Colombia and Human Rights
--02/20/01  Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

Remarks
2008
2007
2006

Press Releases
2008
2007
2006
2005

Biographies
David J. Kramer
--  Karen B. Stewart
--  Erica J. Barks-Ruggles
--  Jeffrey Krilla
--  Lynne A. Davidson
--  Gregg Rickman

Special Briefings 2001-2005
--05/04/05  Challenges to Democratization in the Middle East and Central Asia; Michael Kozak, Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Testimony at a hearing entitled: 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act Oversight, Part 1 -- Oppressors vs. Reformers in the Middle East and Central Asia; Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia of the House International Relations Committee
--03/28/05  On-the-Record Briefing on the Release of "Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2004 - 2005"; Michael Kozak, Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
--02/28/05  On-the-Record Briefing on the Release of the 2004 Annual Report on Human Rights; Paula Dobriansky, Under Secretary for Global Affairs; Washington, DC
--01/12/05  Status of the Out-of-Country Voting Program for Iraqi Citizens in the United States and the Accelerating Pace of Preparations for Elections in Iraq; Ambassador Michael Kozak , Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Special Briefing; Washington, DC
--01/05/05  Global Anti-Semitism Report; Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Ambassador Michael Kozak; On-The-Record Briefing; Washington, DC
--02/25/04  Special Briefing: Release of Human Rights Reports for 2003; Lorne W. Craner, Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
--06/18/03  Human Rights Problems in Burma; Lorne W. Craner, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Testimony to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
--05/16/03  Assistant Secretary Cramer's Remarks to The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy.; Lorne Craner, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Washington, DC
--03/31/03  Special Briefing: Release of Human Rights Reports; Lorne W. Craner, Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
--03/12/03  On-the-Record Briefing: The Situation in Zimbabwe and Steps Toward Implementing U.S. Sanctions
--12/09/02  On the Record Briefing: The Grant to the Sabre Foundation; Lorne W. Craner, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor ; Washington, DC
--10/07/02  On-the-Record Briefing: Release of the 2002 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom; John V. Hanford III, Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom ; Washington, DC
--03/04/02  Release of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2001; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Remarks to the Press ; Washington, DC [listen audio of Secretary Powell][listen audio of Assistant Secretary Craner]
--02/26/01  Special Briefing: 2000 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices ; Michael E. Parmly, Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Remarks and Question and Answer session with members of the press corps; Washington, DC

  
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