Today the United States Department of State released the 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and Trade Act of 1974, the State Department is required to issue these annual reports on countries receiving foreign aid and on other U.N. member nations.
Previous reports, starting from 1999, are available on the State Department's human rights reports page. Reports from 1993 to 1998 are available via the Democracy and Human Rights section of the State Department archive maintained by the Federal Depository Library at the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
In due time a print copy of the 2005 report will arrive in the Zief Library, where it will be shelved on the lower level at call number JC 571 .U48a Law Stacks.