Saturday, March 1, 2014
Each year, the U.S. State Department releases human rights reports on most of the countries around the world. These reports assess the progress made by countries with respect to meeting their human rights commitments, as well as their failures (as determined by the U.S. State Dept.). This year's reports highlight "egregious human rights violations" in Syria, a lack of judicial independence in China, targeting of the LGBT community in Russia, and repression of freedom of assembly in Egypt, among other human rights concerns. The reports may be found on the State Deparment website here.