USDOS publishes annual report on human rights for 2020

The US Department of State released its annual report on human rights, covering 2020. An update is announced for later this year.

With the release of this years' edition of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, the US Department of State announced an update later this year relating to reproductive rights:

"Later this year, the Department of State will release an addendum to each 2020 country report that expands the subsection on women in Section 6, entitled “Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons,” to include a broader range of issues related to reproductive rights. The addendum will cover maternal health issues such as maternal mortality, government policy adversely affecting access to contraception, access to skilled healthcare during pregnancy and childbirth, access to emergency healthcare, and discrimination against women in accessing sexual and reproductive health care, including for sexually transmitted infections. These topics were included in previous Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, and they will be included again in future years." (USDOS, 30 March 2021, Preface)

On this topic, please also see our source description on the USDOS, esp. the section on women's rights under "Methodology":

(Update 6 April) Elisa Mason's Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog adds the following:

"More info on this addendum is provided in that Human Rights Watch news story. In addition, this Politico article describes how this year's reports 'differ in both subtle and overt ways from versions published under then-President Donald Trump.'" (FM-CAB, 2 April 2021)

The country chapters are currently uploaded on and available under this link.

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