U.S. State Department Human Rights Reports

Consolidated Disability Findings from U.S. State Department Country Reports on Human Rights

The State Department’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, released annually, represent the culmination of the U.S. State Department’s review of the human rights records and situation in 194 countries around the world. The reports are a supplied to Congress in accordance with law to assist in matters of foreign affairs.

Click here to read the State Department's Notes on the Preparation of the Reports

USICD has consolidated the disability references from the 194 Country Reports into a comprehensive document. Each country summary within the document is organized into four possible subheadings:

  1. Constitution and Laws: If and how a country’s constitution or laws cover disability rights
  2. Persons with Disabilities: Material drawn from the report’s section on “Persons with Disabilities”
  3. Other Relevant References: Disability highlighted elsewhere in a country’s report (e.g. overlap with the section on children, etc.)
  4. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: The status of a country’s signature and ratification of the CRPD (Note: ratification dates are in date/month/year format)

The following condensed reports are intended to be a resource only and do not necessarily reflect an endorsement of the quality of content or perspectives contained within the reports. All content is pulled directly from the State Department reports with the exception of the CRPD status which was added by USICD staff.

2012 REPORTS

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(Ratification Dates are Current as of June 2013)

Africa

East Asia and the Pacific

Europe and Eurasia

Near East and North Africa

South and Central Asia

Western Hemisphere

Complete 2012 Human Rights Reports Disability Citations

2011 Reports

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(Ratification Dates are Current as of June 2012)

Africa

East Asia and the Pacific

Europe and Eurasia

Near East and North Africa

South and Central Asia

Western Hemisphere

Complete 2011 Disability References

2010 Reports

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(Ratification Dates are Current as of September 2011)

Africa

East Asia and the Pacific

Europe and Eurasia

Near East and North Africa

South and Central Asia

Western Hemisphere

Complete 2010 Human Rights Reports Disability Citations