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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

    On April 12, 2022 the U.S. Department of State released the 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.
  • International Day for the Right to the Truth

    March 24 is the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, in honor of Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered on 24 March 1980 after denouncing violations of the human rights in El Salvador. Today we draw attention to the international need for transparency on the status and location of human rights abuse victims.
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

    March 21 is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. On this day, we commemorate atrocities committed in the past and recognize the struggles we continue to face because of racial and ethnic discrimination around the world, so that we may work build a stronger future without racism.
  • Celebrating International Women's Day

    On International Women's Day, we remember the achievements of women throughout history, the conflicts we have overcome in the pursuit of women's rights, and the struggles we continue to face to ensure gender equality around the world, so that one day every woman is able to live without barriers to individual human rights.
  • US Department of State 2020 Report on International Religious Freedom

    The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom describes the status of religious freedom, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies promoting religious freedom.
  • The Story of Human Rights

    What are human rights and where did they come from? Here's short video with answers.
  • USCIRF's 2020 Annual Report

    The 2021 report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom on the status of religious freedom around the world is available here.
  • Atrocity Crimes

    A primer on the definition of atrocity crimes by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2021

    U.S. Department of State's annual Trafficking in Persons Report for 2021

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