Human Rights

U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attack on Palestinian Village of Douma in Strongest Possible Terms

Terrorist Attack in Palestinian Village Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 31, 2015     The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms last night’s vicious terrorist attack in the Palestinian village of Douma. The arson attack on a family’s home in the dead of the night resulted in […]

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Secretary’s Remarks at the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report Ceremony

Secretary Kerry at the TIP Report Ceremony

We want to bring to the public’s attention the full nature and scope of a $150 billion illicit trafficking industry.

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Under Secretary Sewall on the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

The report provides a narrative for each country that describes its scope of human trafficking, and it assesses the government’s anti-trafficking efforts concerning each of the three Ps, and it describes the overall trends.

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2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

TIP report

This year’s Report places a special emphasis on human trafficking in the global marketplace.

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Remarks by the President on The Americans with Disabilities Act

Thanks to the ADA, the places that comprise our shared American life truly belong to everyone.

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Statement on the Decision by ECOSOC to Accredit Freedom Now

For dozens of prisoners of conscience around the world, Freedom Now’s dedicated lawyers provide a glimmer of hope when the regimes that imprison their clients try to strip that hope away.

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Fact Sheet: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the ADA’s passage, the Administration is excited to announce a series of new actions aimed at improving the lives of and expanding opportunities for people with disabilities.

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Winners of the 2014 Human Rights Awards

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Human Rights Awards. Michael Honigstein and Michael Ervin are the recipients of the Human Rights and Democracy Achievement Award, while Azimjon Askarov of Kyrgyzstan and Foro Penal, a Venezuelan non-governmental organization, are the recipients of the Human Rights Defender Award.

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2014 Human Rights Defender Award Ceremony for Azimjon Askarov and Foro Penal

2014 Human Rights Defender Award Ceremony for Azimjon Askarov and Foro Penal Notice to the Press Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 14, 2015 Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski will present the 2014 Human Rights Defenders Award to Azimjon Askarov of Kyrgyzstan and Foro Penal, a Venezuelan […]

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Sixth Anniversary of the Murder of Human Rights Activist Nataliya Estemirova

The United States marks with sadness the sixth anniversary of the death of human-rights defender and journalist Nataliya Estemirova

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