Report: US State Department Human Rights Report 2013

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Each year, the U.S. government publishes the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, known as the human rights reports. The 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.

The annual human rights reports include a specific section covering the situation of human rights in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).

Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP) is a local, independent Palestinian human rights organization committed to securing a just and viable future for Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.