State Department Releases 2012 Human Rights Report
"On April 19, 2013, Secretary Kerry submitted the 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the U.S. Congress as required by law. This report, now in its 36th year, is available onwww.State.gov and www.HumanRights.gov. It is required by law to inform U.S. Government policymaking. It also serves as a reference for other governments, international institutions, non-governmental organizations, scholars, interested citizens, and journalists.
The following were among the most noteworthy human rights developments in 2012:
Shrinking Space for Civil Society Activism Around the