Tomorrow the United States will release its 2009 Country Report on Human Rights Practices. The U.S. State Department prepares and submits the report on an annual basis to provide a full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights including individual civil, political, and workers' rights as set forth in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. The reports are often used by Congress in making decisions about foreign aid and as evidence of persecution in asylum cases in the United States.
The full-text of the 2009 report will be released on the State Department’s website here.
USD students and faculty can access older reports on HeinOnline here.