Human Rights

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 05:59

As a condition of spending funds for its Merida Initiative package of military and economic aid, the State Department had to submit a plan for how these funds would be spent.

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 05:59

The State Department must submit to Congress a written determination that Mexico's human rights performance is improving according to several measures. Submission of this report frees up military assistance to Mexico.

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 05:59

By August 8, 2009, the Secretary of State must submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations detailing actions taken by the Government of Mexico since June 30, 2008, to investigate, prosecute, and punish violations of internationally recognized human rights by members of the Mexican Federal police and military forces, and to support a thorough, independent, and credible investigation of the murder of American citizen Bradley Roland Will.

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 05:59

A report "on the status of reform activities in Colombia funded or authorized, in whole or part, by the Department of State, USAID or DoD, to promote alternative development, the recovery and resettlement of internally displaced persons, judicial reform, the peace process and human rights."

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 05:59

Describes the State Department's process for vetting potential trainees from Mexico and Central America

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 05:59

Describing "any relationships between foreign governments or organizations and organizations based in Colombia that have been designated as foreign terrorist organizations under United States law," and U.S. "policies that are designed to address such relationships."

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 05:59

The State Department's certification that Honduras is implementing policies to protect freedom of expression and due process, and investigating and prosecuting human rights abuses in the civilian justice system. This certification frees up 20 percent of U.S. security assistance to Honduras.

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 05:59

A report detailing any United States funding, assistance or other support for the Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad, its officials, employees, affiliates and contractors during the period 2002 through 2010, including but not limited to training, equipment, information sharing, technical assistance, and facilities construction.

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 05:59

International Narcotics Control aid to Bolivia was held up until the State Department issued this certification that the country's military was respecting human rights, and that past abuses were being investigated and prosecuted with the military's cooperation.

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 05:59

Within 60 days of the Plan Colombia aid appropriation's passage in July 2000, Congress required the State Department to submit a report on human rights goals for Colombia.

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