Human Rights Report 2021

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974.

This is the Human Rights Report (HRR) 2021:

The section on Lithuania can be found here:

These reports are used by journalists, lawyers, academics, and activists to promote respect for human rights. Providing the #HRR as a vital public resource reflects our commitment to putting human rights at the center of U.S. foreign policy.

For nearly five decades, the United States has issued the annual Human Rights Report (HRR), also known as the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which strives to provide a factual and objective record on the status of human rights worldwide. In 2021, this report covers 198 countries and territories. The information contained in these individual country reports could not be more vital or urgent given reported ongoing human rights abuses, continued democratic backsliding across the globe, and increasing authoritarianism that threatens both human rights and democracy.