Who Are the 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes?

By  Kari Johnstone  on June 28, 2018 Each year, the Department of State honors individuals from around the world who have devoted their lives to the fight against human trafficking. These individuals have included NGO workers, community activists, lawmakers, police officers, survivors of human trafficking, and concerned citizens. They are recognized for their tireless efforts–despite resistance, opposition, and threats to ...
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Pompeo: Religious freedom is ‘a universal human right’

Secretary of State Pompeo called religious freedom “a right belonging to every individual on the globe” and said the U.S. “stands with those who yearn for religious liberty.” Pompeo spoke May 29 as the State Department released the  2017 International Religious Freedom Report  describing the state of religious freedom in countries around the world. This year marks the 20th anniversary ...
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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016

Secretary’s Preface Promoting human rights and democratic governance is a core element of U.S. foreign policy. These values form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies. Standing up for human rights and democracy is not just a moral imperative but is in the best interests of the United States in making the world ...
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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016 – TURKEY

Link to Full Report on Turkey:  http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm?year=2016&dlid=265482 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey is a constitutional republic with a multiparty parliamentary system and a president. A unicameral parliament (the Grand National Assembly) exercises legislative authority. Binali Yildirim succeeded Ahmet Davutoglu as prime minister in May. Civilians at times did not maintain effective control over security forces. On July 15, ...
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