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  • Sec. Clinton announces the 2011 Religious Freedom Report (Photo:
    2011 International Religous Freedom Report: Brazil

    Our beliefs help define who we are and serve as a foundation for what we contribute to our societies. However, as the 2011 International Religious Freedom Report documents, too many people live under governments that abuse or restrict freedom of religion. 

  • 2011 human rights report
    2011 Human Rights Report: Brazil

    This year’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices chronicle these dramatic changes and the stories of the people defending human rights in almost 200 countries around the world. 

  • 11th annual Trafficking in Persons Report cover
    2012 Trafficking in Persons Report

    The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue. 

  • The Declaration of Human Rights
    The Declaration of Human Rights

    In 1948, the United Nations formally defined human rights. The protection and nurture of these rights rely on the efforts of governments, nongovernmental organizations and individual citizens the world over.