Doing Business in Iraq
Reports on Human Rights Practices
The idea of human rights begins with a fundamental commitment to the dignity that is the birthright of every man, woman and child. Progress in advancing human rights begins with the facts. And for the last 34 years, the United States has produced the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, providing the most comprehensive record available of the condition of human rights around the world.
- 2012 Iraq Country Report (PDF 264 KB)
- 2011: Full Report | 2011 Iraq Country Report | Iraq Report Arabic تقرير العراق باللغة العربية ( PDF 360 KB)
- 2010: Full Report | Iraq Country Report 2009: Full Report | Iraq Country Report
Reports on International Religious Freedom
The Department of State submits this report to the Congress in compliance with Section 102(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) of 1998. The law provides that the Secretary of State, with the assistance of the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, shall transmit to Congress "an Annual Report on International Religious Freedom supplementing the most recent Human Rights Reports by providing additional detailed information with respect to matters involving international religious freedom." (Preface, 2009)
Reports on Trafficking in Persons
Secretary Clinton (June 27): "Every year, we come together to release this report, to take stock of our progress, to make suggestions, and to refine our methods. Today, we are releasing a new report that ranks 184 countries, including our own. One of the innovations when I became Secretary was we were going to also analyze and rank ourselves, because I don’t think it’s fair for us to rank others if we don’t look hard at who we are and what we’re doing. This report is the product of a collaborative process that involves ambassadors and embassies and NGOs as well as our team here in Washington. And it really does give us a snapshot about what’s happening. It shows us where political will and political leadership are making a difference."
- 2011: Full Report | Iraq Country Narrative | Iraq Report Arabic تقرير العراق باللغة العربية ( PDF 1.784 KB)
- 2010: Full Report | Iraq Country Narrative | Secretary's Remarks
- 2009: Full Report | Iraq Country Narrative | Secretary's Remarks
Country Reports on Terrorism
U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism. Beginning with the report for 2004, it replaced the previously published Patterns of Global Terrorism.