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Press Releases and Official Statements 2011

Release of the 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

April 8, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo: State Dept. Photographer)

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Secretary Clinton delivers remarks to the press on the Release of the 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on April 8th in Washington.  

Now in its 35th year, the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are submitted annually by the U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Congress in compliance with sections 116(d) and 502B(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA), as amended, and section 504 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended.  The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit to the U.S. Congress "a full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act."