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Country Reports on Terrorism 2012

U.S. law (22 USC § 2656f​​) requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation.

This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism (CRT). Beginning with the report for 2004, it replaced the previously published Patterns of Global Terrorism.

The complete text of the Country Reports on Terrorism 2012 is available on the Department of State website.
From Country Reports on Terrorism 2012: Europe & Eurasia: Chapter 2 (includes United Kingdom)
Fact Sheet on the Country Reports on Terrorism 2012
• CRT 2012, Chapter 1. Strategic Assessment (

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2013

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The complete text of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2013 is available from the Department of State.  It is also availble from the new official United States Government website for international human rights related information at .
From the 2013 Human Rights Country Reports: 
 • United Kingdom

27 February 2014 Human Rights Depend on Courageous Individuals, Kerry Says   In comments made upon the release of the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, Kerry said that “the fundamental struggle for dignity, for decency in the treatment of human beings between each other and between states and citizens, is a driving force in all of human history.”
 • Kerry on Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
 • State Dept. Briefing on Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
 • State Dept. Fact Sheet on 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights


Drug Control & Narcotics

The U.S. Department of State submitted the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) for 2013 to Congress on 04 March 2013. The two-volume report offers a comprehensive assessment of the efforts of foreign governments to reduce illicit narcotics production, trafficking and use, in keeping with their international obligations under UN treaties. The Report also examines anti-money laundering policies and practices and related financial crimes.  The full text of the INCSR is available for review at

International Religious Freedom 2012

20 May 2013 Religious Freedom Is Moral, Strategic Concern for U.S.      Attacks on religious freedom are both a moral and a strategic national security concern for the United States, says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.  Enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, freedom of religion is “a core American value,” Secretary Kerry said, but it “is not an American invention.” Freedom of religion, he said, is “a universal value.”
 • Secretary Kerry on the Release of the International Religious Freedom Report

The 2012 International Religious Freedom report is available from the Department of State International Religious Freedom Report  site.
 • From the 2012 International Religious Freedom Report : United Kingdom

International Property Rights (IPR) 2013 ("Special 301")


03 May 2013 U.S. Rates Intellectual Property Protections of Trading Partners  In an annual report on the adequacy of the intellectual property rights protections of U.S. trading partners, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) cites ongoing problems in Ukraine and praises improvements in Canada.   The Special 301 Report presents an annual review of the global state of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement that USTR conducts under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended by the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 and the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. The 2013 Special 301 review process examined IPR protection and enforcement in 95 trading partners, USTR said.

 • Summary: U.S. Trade Representative's "2013 Special 301" Report

The complete Special 301 Report (PDF, 572Kb) is available on the USTR website.

Trafficking in Persons (TIP)

Annual trafficking in persons (TIP) reports.

2013 Trafficking in Persons Report
The report is available in HTML format (see also  this index page) and in PDF format. Due to its large size, the PDF has been separated into sections for easier download, all PDF and HTML sections are listed below.

 United Kingdom - The United Kingdom report is located in the Country Narratives N-Z page 378 of the PDF (or within the HTML version) and may be found by searching for UNITED KINGDOM (Tier 1).

PDF Formats

-Introductory Material (PDF)  [11546 Kb]
-Country Narratives: A-C (PDF)  [6408 Kb]
-Country Narratives: D-I (PDF)  [4496 Kb]
-Country Narratives: J-M (PDF)  [5128 Kb]
-Country Narratives: N-S (PDF)  [6309 Kb]
-Country Narratives: T-Z and Special Case (PDF)  [4059 Kb]
-Relevant International Conventions/Closing Material (PDF)  [2445 Kb]

HTML Format

-Letter from Secretary Kerry
-Letter from Ambassador Luis CdeBaca
-Victims' Stories
-Victim Identification: The First Step in Stopping Modern Slavery
-Definitions and Methodology
-Topics of Special Interest
-Global Law Enforcement Data
-2013 TIP Report Heroes
-Tier Placements
-Country Narratives: Countries A Through F
-Country Narratives: Countries G Through M
-Country Narratives: Countries N Through Z
-Special Case
-Relevant International Conventions
-Trafficking Victims Protection Act: Minimum Standards for the Elimination of Trafficking in Persons
-Stopping Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation, and Abuse by International Peacekeepers
-International, Regional, and Sub-Regional Organizations Combating Trafficking in Persons
-Glossary of Acronyms
-A Closing Note: Lift Every Voice and Sing

19 June 2013 Kerry at Annual Trafficking in Persons Report Release  "When we help countries to prosecute traffickers, we are strengthening the rule of law. When we bring victims out of exploitation, we are helping to create more stable and productive communities. When we stop this crime from happening in the first place, we are preventing the abuse of those who are victimized as well as the ripple effect that caused damage throughout communities into our broader environment and which corrupt our global supply chains. We all have an interest in stopping this crime."
Amb. CdeBaca on 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report