US Department of State Releases Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
Tuesday, March 21, 2006 2:55 PM

The U.S. Department of State released its annual "Country Reports on
Human Rights Practices" on 8 March 2006. The reports evaluate human rights
conditions in 196 countries worldwide. Published annually since 1977, the reports address the progress that has each country has made as well as identify the challenges that still remain. Each county report includes sections on women and trafficking in persons.

Compiled from: "2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices", Bureau of
Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State, 8 March 2006. See the full report.