Electronic Bulletin, April 2011, No. 11
Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General, Hong Kong
April 2011, No. 11
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2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
United States Department of State
April 8, 2011
On April 8, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner released the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2010.
The Secretary of State announced that the reports would be available through a new website HumanRights.gov which would serve as a one stop site for human rights information from across the U.S. Government.
The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, commonly known as the Human Rights Report, covers the legal status of human rights in more than 190 countries and territories around the world.
The protection of fundamental human rights was a foundation stone in the establishment of the United States over 200 years ago. Since then, a central goal of U.S. foreign policy has been the promotion of respect for human rights, as embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The United States understands that the existence of human rights helps secure the peace, deter aggression, promote the rule of law, combat crime and corruption, strengthen democracies, and prevent humanitarian crises.
Subject: Human Rights