Release of the 2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
The Country Reports were mandated by the U.S. Congress and are submitted annually by the U.S. State Department in compliance with sections 116(d) and 502B(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act and section 504 of the Trade Act. Originally, the reports were mandated to only give a comprehensive assessment of the human rights situation in those countries which receive U.S. assistance, but have since been broadened to include all members of the United Nations.
Interested members of Congress will have the opportunity to discuss the report’s findings and the status of human rights around the world with Assistant Secretary Michael Posner, of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, the State Department office responsible for producing the reports.
If you have any questions, please contact 202-225-3599.
Assistant Secretary Michael Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State