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Secretary Clinton Releases 2011 Human Rights Report

25 May 2012
Secretary Clinton Releases 2011 Human Rights Report

Secretary Clinton Releases 2011 Human Rights Report

On May 24, 2012, Secretary Clinton submitted the 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (Human Rights Reports) to the United States Congress and spoke at the State Department’s Press Briefing Room in Washington, D.C. with Assistant Secretary Michael Posner about the report’s release.  The Human Rights Reports provide the facts underlying U.S. efforts to promote respect for human rights worldwide.  In the Press Briefing Room, Secretary Clinton said:

“As Secretary, I have worked with my superb team on advancing human rights in a 21st century landscape, focusing on new frontiers even as we stand up against age-old abuses. Where women have been and continue to be marginalized, we’re helping them become full partners in their governments and economies. Where LGBT people are mistreated and discriminated against, we’re working to bring them into full participation in their societies. We’re expanding access to technology and defending internet freedom because people deserve the same rights online as off. And we know that in the 21st century human rights are not only a question of civil and political liberties, it’s about the fundamental question of whether people everywhere have the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”