Release: Country Reports on Terrorism

In 2016, terrorist groups continued to exploit ungoverned territory and ongoing conflict to expand their reach. ISIS remained the top terrorist threat in 2016, directing and inspiring terrorist cells, networks, and individuals around the world. ISIS was expelled from a significant amount of territory it had controlled at the beginning of 2016, a trend that …

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Let’s end Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is an assault on human dignity and should be penalized accordingly. No government can hold human traffickers accountable or address the needs of victims without stringent and comprehensive human trafficking laws, strong law enforcement, prosecutorial capacity funded with adequate resources, and an informed judiciary. 

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A look at human rights around the world

It will come as no surprise that basic human rights are not respected in many countries around the world. Every year, U.S. Embassies around the world work closely with host country NGOs and governments to take stock of the human rights situation in that country. The findings are released in an annual report. Each country has …

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