State of International Religious Freedom

In 1998, the U.S. Congress passed the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. Among other provisions, the law created the position of Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, and requires the State Department to submit an annual report to Congress on the status of religious freedom around the world. Each year, U.S. Embassies prepare the initial …

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State Department Releases Annual Human Rights Report

The 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices document the status of human rights and worker rights in nearly 200 countries and territories around the world. Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan said, “Now in their 42nd year, these reports are a natural outgrowth of our values as Americans. The founding documents of our country …

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