Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 5.djvu/35

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PUBLIC LAW 105-292—OCT. 27, 1998 112 STAT. 2793 Rights Reports by providing additional detailed information with respect to matters involving international religious freedom. Each Annual Report shall contain the following: (A) STATUS OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.— A description of the status of religious freedom in each foreign country, including— (i) trends toward improvement in the respect and protection of the right to religious freedom and trends toward deterioration of such right; (ii) violations of religious freedom engaged in or tolerated by the government of that country; and (iii) particularly severe violations of religious freedom engaged in or tolerated by the government of that country. (B) VIOLATIONS OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.—An assessment and description of the nature and extent of violations of religious freedom in each foreign country, including persecution of one religious group by another religious group, religious persecution by governmental and nongovernmental entities, persecution targeted at individuals or particular denominations or entire religions, the existence of government policies violating religious freedom, and the existence of government policies concerning— (i) limitations or prohibitions on, or lack of availability of, openly conducted, organized religious services outside of the premises of foreign diplomatic missions or consular posts; and (ii) the forced religious conversion of minor United States citizens who have been abducted or illegally removed from the United States, and the refusal to allow such citizens to be returned to the United States. (C) UNITED STATES POLICIES. —^A description of United States actions and policies in support of religious freedom in each foreign country engaging in or tolerating violations of religious freedom, including a description of the measures and policies implemented during the preceding 12 months by the United States under titles I, IV, and V of this Act in opposition to violations of religious freedom and in support of international religious freedom. (D) INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS IN EFFECT.— A description of any binding agreement with a foreign government entered into by the United States under section 401(b) or 402(c). (E) TRAINING AND GUIDELINES OF GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL.—A description of— (i) the training described in section 602(a) and (b) and section 603(b) and (c) on violations of religious freedom provided to immigration judges and consular, refugee, immigration, and asylum officers; and (ii) the development and implementation of the guidelines described in sections 602(c) and 603(a). (F) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. —An Executive Summary to the Annual Report highlighting the status of religious freedom in certain foreign countries and including the following: