Cover of the United States Department of State Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2005-2006The "Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2005 - 2006" report is submitted to the Congress by the Department of State in compliance with Section 665 of P.L. 107-228, the FY 03 Foreign Relations Authorization Act, which requires the Department to report on actions taken by the U.S. Government to encourage respect for human rights. This fourth annual submission complements the longstanding Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2005, and takes the next step, moving from highlighting abuses to publicizing the actions and programs the United States has employed to end those abuses.

Released April 5, 2006

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"All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: The United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse
your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you."

--President George W. Bush, 2005 Inaugural Address

-Preface
-U.S. Human Rights and Democracy Strategy
-Purpose and Acknowledgments
-Africa
-East Asia and Pacific
-Europe and Eurasia
-Middle East and North Africa
-South Asia
-Western Hemisphere
-2005 Human Rights and Democracy Achievement Award Winner
-Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2005 - 2006 (PDF)
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