Release of the 2022 U.S. Department of State Human Rights Report for Luxembourg
On March 20, the U.S. Department of State issued the 2022 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, including for Luxembourg. These reports document the status of internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights in 198 countries and territories around the world.
U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, Tom Barrett said: “Democratic nations have accepted a duty to uphold human rights practices to the highest of standards, at home and abroad. Sadly, even today, regimes in Russia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and Iran continue to show complete disregard for rights that should be fundamental for all. This report demonstrates that Luxembourg, like the United States, is committed to protecting and promoting human rights. We will continue working together to ensure human rights issues remain at the top of our agendas.”
There were no reports of significant human rights abuses in 2022 in Luxembourg. The 2022 Luxembourg Human Rights Report is available here: https://www.state.gov/reports/2022-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/luxembourg
The U.S. Secretary of State is required by law to submit an annual report to Congress on “the status of internationally recognized human rights” in all countries that are members of the United Nations, which is known as the Human Rights Report (HRR). This is the 47th HRR the Department of State has submitted to the Congress, and it contains individual reports on 198 countries and territories.
Topics include, press and internet freedoms, corruption and government transparency, and human rights abuses based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In addition, the reports reference separate congressionally mandated reports on international religious freedom (IRF) and trafficking in persons (TIP).
The individual reports are prepared by U.S. diplomatic missions around the world, who collect information from a variety of sources, including government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the media.
The HRR does not rank countries or draw comparisons across them. It does not attempt to catalog every human rights-related incident, nor are the individual reports an effort by the U.S. government to judge others. Instead, they are factual in nature and focus on the current year, but also may include updated illustrative cases from previous reporting years.
The HRR, including the individual reports, is a public document that is available online at: https://www.state.gov/reports-bureau-of-democracy-human-rights-and-labor/country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/
For more information, please contact the Public Affairs section at the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg at +352 46 01 23 24 or at LuxembourgPublicAffairs@state.gov