DHAKA, March 20, 2023 – Today, the U.S. Department of State released the 2022 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, an annual report required by U.S. law. President Biden has put human rights at the center of United States foreign policy.
Guided by the United Nations’ human rights treaties, the country reports document the status of respect for human rights and worker rights in 198 countries and territories. The United States has issued these reports for nearly five decades. The country reports do not draw legal conclusions, rank countries, or draw comparisons.
As Secretary of State Blinken has said, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights begins with the word “universal” because nations decided there are certain rights that every person, everywhere, is entitled to enjoy. The United States will always support those around the world struggling for human dignity and liberty.
“Promoting respect for individual rights helps create a more secure, stable, and prosperous world. Defending fundamental freedoms is at the core of who we are as a country. The United States regularly raises human rights issues with the Government of Bangladesh in the spirit of respect and partnership. We will continue to do so,” said Ambassador Peter Haas.
The report for Bangladesh is available alongside the reports for every other country at the website state.gov. The report released today covers the 2022 calendar year.