Secretary Kerry To Release Annual Human Rights Reports (Updated)

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 24, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry will present the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on June 25, 2015 at 1:15 p.m. in the Press Briefing Room at the U.S. Department of State. The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, commonly known as the Human Rights Reports, cover the status of human rights in countries around the world.

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Tom Malinowski, will deliver additional remarks and take follow-up questions.

Remarks will be open to the press.

Attending journalists should be seated in the State Department’s press briefing room no later than 1:00 p.m. The press briefing room is accessible from the 23rd Street Entrance of the Department.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center); (2) a media-issued photo identification card; or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by a government-issued photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

Instructions for embargoed access of the reports will be available, to members of the press only, on June 25, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the State Department’s Press Office (Room 2109). The entire report is EMBARGOED until the end of the press briefing, approximately 2:00 p.m. After the briefing, the reports will be available to the public on and on


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