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Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

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The Annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom describes the status of religious freedom in each foreign country, and government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with P.L. 105-292 (105th Congress) and is cited as the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

Annual Report

  • 10/06/99: Robert A. Seiple, Testimony, House Committee on International Relations, Washington, DC (First Annual Department of State Report on International Religious Freedom)
  • 09/09/99: Robert Seiple and Harold Hongju Koh, Briefing, release of the 1999 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom
  • 09/09/99: Fact Sheet, International Religious Freedom Report
  • 09/07/99: Press Statement, release of the 1999 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom
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