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U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Democracy, Civil Society, Human Rights and Women's Issues

-11/20/08   The 2009 U.N. Durban Review Conference: Follow-Up to the 2001 U.N. World Conference Against Racism
-10/22/08   Congress and U.S. Policy on North Korean Human Rights and Refugees: Recent Legislation and Implementation  [73 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/28/08   The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): Congressional Issues  [114 Kb]  -- Updated
-09/09/08   Freedom of Speech and Press: Exceptions to the First Amendment  [236 Kb]  -- Updated
-03/15/13   Human Rights in China and U.S. Policy: Issues for the 113th Congress  [445 Kb]
-07/13/09   Human Rights in China: Trends and Policy Implications
-06/12/09   Human Rights in China: Trends and Policy Implications
-10/31/08   Human Rights in China: Trends and Policy Implications  [220 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/26/09   International Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress
-07/26/11   International Violence Against Women: U.S. Response and Policy Issues  [367 Kb]
-03/31/08   International Violence Against Women: U.S. Response and Policy Issues  [255 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/28/09   Islam: Sunnis and Shiites
-12/11/06   Islam: Sunnis and Shiites -- Updated
-01/23/08   Islamic Religious Schools, Madrasas: Background  [77 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/24/08   The Islamic Traditions of Wahhabism and Salafiyya  [77 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/19/11   Journalists' Privilege: Overview of the Law and Legislation in Recent Congresses  [174 Kb]
-11/10/09   Journalists' Privilege: Overview of the Law and Legislation in the 110th and 111th Congresses
-07/29/08   Journalists' Privilege: Overview of the Law and Legislation in the 109th and 110th Congresses  [113 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/03/06   Journalists' Privilege: Overview of the Law and 109th Congress Legislation -- Updated
-05/25/10   A New United Nations Entity for Women: Issues for Congress  [261 Kb]
-05/16/05   Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board: 109th Congress Proposed Refinements -- Updated
-01/22/02   Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy
-02/20/13   Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court: United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry  [263 Kb]
-11/05/12   Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues  [425 Kb]
-06/08/12   Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues  [409 Kb]
-05/09/12   Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues  [402 Kb]
-06/08/12   Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Employement: A Legal Analysis of the Employement Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)  [224 Kb]
-11/25/09   Sexual Violence in African Conflicts
-09/09/11   Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean  [332 Kb]
-12/09/10   Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean  [254 Kb]
-01/09/13   Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress  [452 Kb]
-10/17/12   Trafficking in Persons: International Dimenstions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress  [495 Kb]
-09/24/12   Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress  [492 Kb]
-07/06/12   Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress  [484 Kb]
-04/20/12   Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress  [490 Kb]
-02/19/13   Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress  [827 Kb]
-12/07/12   Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress  [802 Kb]
-12/23/10   Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress  [578 Kb]
-10/29/10   Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress  [580 Kb]
-08/04/10   Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress  [528 Kb]
-02/18/10   Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress  [487 Kb]
-07/02/09   Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress
-08/14/08   Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress  [271 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/10/08   Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress  [306 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/26/04   Trafficking in Women and Children: The U.S. and International Response -- Updated
-01/07/09   The UNESCO World Heritage Convention: Congressional Issues
-01/26/09   U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT): Overview and Application to Interrogation Techniques
-01/25/08   U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT): Overview and Application to Interrogation Techniques  [171 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/21/09   The U.N. Convention Against Torture: Overview of U.S. Implementation Policy Concerning the Removal of Aliens
-06/23/11   The U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): Issues in the U.S. Ratification Debate  [319 Kb]
-04/15/11   The U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): Issues in the U.S. Ratification Debate  [303 Kb]
-11/12/10   The U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): Issues in the U.S. Ratification Debate  [304 Kb]
-12/06/10   The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Background and Policy Issues  [266 Kb]
-12/02/09   The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Background and Policy Issues
-04/01/09   The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Background and Policy Issues
-04/30/13   The United Nations Human Rights Council: Issues for Congress  [361 Kb]
-11/15/11   The United Nations Human Rights Council: Issues for Congress  [385 Kb]
-07/18/11   The United Nations Human Rights Council: Issues for Congress  [306 Kb]
-12/14/09   The United Nations Human Rights Council: Issues for Congress
-06/01/09   The United Nations Human Rights Council: Issues for Congress
-03/11/09   The United Nations Human Rights Council: Issues for Congress
-07/24/08   The U.N. Population Fund: Background and the U.S. Funding Debate  [173 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/11/08   The U.N. Population Fund: Background and the U.S. Funding Debate  [175 Kb]  -- Updated
-07/12/11   United Nations System Efforts to Address Violence Against Women  [252 Kb]
-08/12/08   United Nations System Efforts to Address Violence Against Women  [148 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/03/08   United Nations System Efforts to Address Violence Against Women  [147 Kb]  -- NEW!
-01/04/11   U.S. Refugee Resettlement Assistance  [280 Kb]
-02/26/10   Violence Against Women Act: History and Federal Funding  [230 Kb]
-04/05/12   Women in Combat: Issues for Congress  [245 Kb]
-01/27/12   Women in the United States Congress: 1917-2012  [661 Kb]
-09/27/11   Women in the United States Congress: 1917-2011  [663 Kb]
-08/12/11   Women in the United States Congress: 1917-2011  [663 Kb]
-03/18/11   Women in the United States Congress: 1917-2011  [597 Kb]
-02/24/11   Women in the United States Congress: 1917-2011  [597 Kb]