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Various countries, IGOs, and NGOs produce country reports that describe human rights conditions in countries around the world. Listed here are some of the major sources for country reports.
U.S. Department of State (DOS) Country Reports
• U.S. DOS country reports from 1999 to present are available on the DOS Web site. Older reports are available in print and other specialized databases.
• In addition to the general country reports, the DOS submits several topical country reports such as the “International Religious Freedom Report,” and the “Trafficking-in-Persons Report.” These topical country reports are also available from the DOS Web site.
Universal Periodic Review
"The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations."