More information about Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed below.
- Human Rights Country Report
Each year, the Secretary of State submits to Congress a report on human rights conditions in countries around the globe. The report provides a snapshot of conditions in each country and includes extensive information that often informs U.S. policy-making.
- International Religious Freedom Report
The International Religious Freedom report is submitted to Congress annually by the Department of State in compliance with Section 102(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) of 1998. This report supplements the most recent Human Rights Reports by providing additional detailed information with respect to matters involving international religious freedom. It includes individual country chapters on the status of religious freedom worldwide.
- Trafficking in Persons Report
“This year’s TIP Report asks such questions, because ending modern slavery isn’t just a fight we should attempt—it is a fight we can and must win.” — Remarks by Secretary of State John F. Kerry
Like previous editions, the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report satisfies a statutory mandate to look closely at how governments around the world are fulfilling their obligations to combat this crime. It emphasizes continued and strong government action as the foundation upon which the fight against modern slavery is built. And it both makes government-specific recommendations, and calls upon the international community as a whole to advance a more robust victim-centered response to this crime.