REPORTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS AROUND THE WORLD
Human rights organizations publish annual reports and special reports on specific pressing human rights situations.
Amnesty International Report 2008
"World leaders owe an apology for failing to deliver on the promise of justice and equality in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted sixty years ago. In the past six decades, many governments have shown more interest in the abuse of power or in the pursuit of political self-interest, than in respecting the rights of those they lead." report2008.amnesty.org/eng/introduction
Human Rights Watch World Report 2008
“Rarely has democracy been so acclaimed yet so breached, so promoted yet so disrespected, so important yet so disappointing. Today, democracy has become the sine qua non of legitimacy. Few governments want to be seen as undemocratic. Yet the credentials of the claimants have not kept pace with democracy’s growing popularity...” hrw.org/en/reports/2008/01/30/world-report-2008
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Recent publications include a handbook for nongovernmental Organization and a plan of action for a world program for human rights education. www.ohchr.org/EN/PublicationsResources/Pages/Publications.aspx
US State Department
The US State Department’s Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices survey the situation of human rights around the world (outside of the United States). www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt
Australian Human Rights Commission
Annual Report of the Australian Human Rights Commission for the period ending 30 June 2018. The report has been prepared pursuant to section 45 of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth) and in accordance with the requirements of section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (Cth).