U.S. Government Releases The Bahamas’ 2013 Human Rights Report

Thursday 27th, February 2014 / 19:27 Published by

john-kerryOn Thursday, February 27, 2014, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered remarks to the United States Congress in Washington, D.C. on the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (HRRs).

Since 1977, the Department of State has been required to submit Human Rights reports to Congress.  They now cover all United Nations member states and others in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974.  Congress requires this information on the human rights situation so that it can take it into account in making policy decisions on assistance, trade, and other areas of the bilateral relationships.

The reports cover internationally recognized human rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The publication of the annual report reflects U.S. interest in, and support for, the advancement of human rights around the world.  U.S. strength and prosperity are more secure in a world where governments protect rights and freedoms that are the birthright of all persons. The annual report highlights the importance of human rights to U.S. foreign policy and national security.

The United States takes its commitment to promoting respect for human rights seriously and views the annual Human Rights Report as an important part of that commitment.  The report provides a snapshot of conditions in each country and includes extensive information that often informs U.S. policymaking.  We report factually on human rights conditions and how they align with universal human rights, and we work hard to ensure that the reports meet high standards of accuracy and objectivity.

PDF file of the Bahamas Human Rights Report

United States Embassy, Nassau

Caption: Official photo of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

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3 Comments on “U.S. Government Releases The Bahamas’ 2013 Human Rights Report

  • As a woman I will never visit this country again. For the two weeks I was there, it was non-stop cat calling, whistling and obscene gestures. I thought Mexico was bad, the Bahamas wins this one hands up. I truly hope when God judges these animals, that Mother Mary is by his side listening, yes, the “WOMAN” that gave breath to your “GOD”!

  • If you are a woman, the Bahamas is the place where even the homeless animals are treated better (by killing them and hanging them for fun; the animals). Not only are the gays treated with hate and violence, but the women too; rape capitol of the World. I have a Bahamian friend who told me even her own father molested her as a young child, and she told me lots of her Bahamian friends were molested too; what an evil place. The Bahamians is a modern day Sodom and Gomorra, hopefully God will destroy it soon; no one will miss it.

    • Your not kidding Heather, my gay friend visited the Bahamas awhile back and was almost killed because she’s gay. She was at Cable beach with her mate, and two Bahamian men attacked them when they saw them kissing. One man hit my friend in the head with a rock and almost cracked her skull. Mind you this was awhile back, but it seems things have gotten worse for the gay community in this country. The Bahamas takes pride in discrimination against gays and women, a bunch of bullies they are Heather. I’m not gay, but I live and let live, I will never spend a penny in this awful country.


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