U.S. Government Releases Human Rights Report 2023

The U.S. Department of State has released the 2023 Human Rights Report, a factual and objective record on the status of respect for human rights worldwide. The 2023 Human Rights Report (HRR) covers 198 countries and territories. The individual reports in the HRR detail credible factual information on human rights abuses and violations, providing a tool used by governments, advocates, journalists and others concerned about the state of human rights and democracy in specific countries and territories.

The United States has issued these reports for nearly five decades.  the country reports in the HRR do not draw legal conclusions, rank countries, or draw comparisons.

The HRR represents several months of work performed by U.S. Department of State colleagues in our missions abroad and in Washington, D.C.  The HRR informs U.S. foreign policy decisions and assists the U.S. Congress, Executive Branch, and immigration courts when accurate information on human rights conditions is needed. The HRR also informs the work of civil society — including human rights defenders—lawmakers abroad, scholars, immigration judges and asylum officers, multilateral institutions, and other governments. The report for Bangladesh is available alongside the reports for every other country at state.gov. The report released today covers the 2023 calendar year.

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