The U.S. Record 2006

Cover of the United States Department of State Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2006The "Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2006" report is submitted to the Congress by the Department of State in compliance with Section 665 of P.L. 107-228, the FY 03 Foreign Relations Authorization Act, which requires the Department to report on actions taken by the U.S. Government to encourage respect for human rights. This fifth annual submission complements the longstanding Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2006, and takes the next step, moving from highlighting abuses to publicizing the actions and programs the United States has employed to end those abuses.

Released April 5, 2007

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"Peace and justice prevail when people are free to speak, assemble, and worship, when their rights are protected, and when governments are accountable to their citizens."

--President George W. Bush, 2006 Proclamation for Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week

U.S. Human Rights and Democracy Strategy
Purpose and Acknowledgments
2006 International Human Rights Week Initiatives
Guiding Principles on Non-Governmental Organizations
East Asia and Pacific
Europe and Eurasia
Near East and North Africa
South and Central Asia
Western Hemisphere
2006 Human Rights and Democracy Achievement Award Winner
Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2006 (PDF)