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U.S. Releases 2022 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

March 23, 2023

Photo: U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken. [Image source: U.S. Embassy in Serbia]

Cited publication by U.S. Department of State

HRRC commends the time and effort put into the extensive Country Reports on Human Rights Practices published by the U.S. Department of State. The report serves as an important resource in identifying serious human rights issues and providing an avenue for discussion on actions to be taken.

Article Summary

On Monday, March 20th, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered remarks on the annual publication of the U.S. Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. This annual report is compiled through rigorous and extensive research, highlighting internationally recognized human rights issues recognized under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and several other international agreements. The report covers 198 countries and territories, but several countries rank at the top for grave rights violations during 2022.

Included in the main highlights of the report are: Russia's invasion of and crimes against humanity in Ukraine; Iran's brutal crackdown on protestors following the death of Mahsa Amini; China's genocide of the Uyghur Muslims; Burma's (Myanmar) genocide of the Rohingya Muslims and the military's continued repression of opposition in the country; the Taliban's attack on women's rights in Afghanistan; South Sudan's continued violence under a transitional government; the ongoing torture and killings of human rights defenders in Syria; authoritarian governments in Cuba, Belarus, and Venezuela unjustly imprisoning peaceful protestors; and attacks on workers' rights in Cambodia.


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