Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2007

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Government Printing Office, 2008 - Political Science - 2840 pages
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110th Congress, 2nd Session. Jacket 41-228PDF or 41-228 PDF.

The promotion of human rights is an essential piece of our foreign policy. This effort will be a global one that reaches beyond government alone.

The reports in this volume will be used as a resource for shaping policy, conducting diplomacy, and arranging assistance, training, and other resource allocations. The reports will also serve as a basis for the U.S. Government’s cooperation with private groups to promote the observance of internationally-recognized human rights. The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices cover internationally-recognized civil, political and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These rights include freedom from torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; from prolonged detention without charges; from disappearance or clandestine detention; and from other flagrant violations of the right to life, liberty and the security of the person.

 

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