Comoros Trafficking in Persons Report 2020 (Fr)

Comores (niveau 3) Le gouvernement des Comores ne répond  pas pleinement aux normes minimales pour l’élimination de la traite et ne fait pas d’efforts significatifs pour y parvenir ; les Comores sont donc restées au niveau 3. Malgré l’absence d’efforts significatifs, le gouvernement a pris certaines mesures pour lutter contre la traite. Le groupe de …

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Virtual celebration of the 244th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America (ENG)

Speech of Ambassador Michael P. Pelletier   Good afternoon friends and colleagues… Ladies and gentlemen, far and near:  thank you for joining, or rather logging on, as we celebrate the 244th anniversary of the independence of the United States.  Despite the physical distance that separates us today, we thought it was important that we find …

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2019 Comoros Human Rights Report

Preface From the time we declared our independence as a free nation, the United States has committed itself to the ideals of democracy, individual freedom, equal protection under the rule of law, and the protection of human rights.  Our nation was founded on the premise that all human beings are created equal in rights and …

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2019 Comoros Trafficking in Persons Report

COMOROS: Tier 3 The Government of Comoros does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; therefore Comoros remained on Tier 3. Despite the lack of significant efforts, the government took some steps to address trafficking by opening one additional government-run listening center …

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2018 Comoros Human Rights Report

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Union of the Comoros is a constitutional, multiparty republic. The country consists of three islands–Grande Comore (also called Ngazidja), Anjouan (Ndzuani), and Moheli (Mwali)–and claims a fourth, Mayotte (Maore), that France administers. In 2015 successful legislative elections were held. In April 2016 voters elected Azali Assoumani as president of the union, as …

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2018 Comoros Trafficking in Persons Report

The Government of Comoros does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; therefore Comoros remained on Tier 3. Despite the lack of significant efforts, the government took some steps to address trafficking by funding the salaries of new personnel at a listening …

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International Religious Freedom Report for 2017

Executive Summary The constitution specifies Islam is the state religion but proclaims equality of rights and obligations for all regardless of religious belief. A law establishes Sunni Islam under the Shafi’i doctrine as the “official religious reference.” Proselytizing for any religion except Sunni Islam is illegal, and the law provides for deportation of foreigners who …

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2016 Comoros Trafficking in Persons report

DEAR READER: If there is a single theme to this year’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, it is the conviction that there is nothing inevitable about trafficking in human beings. That conviction is where the process of change really begins—with the realization that just because a certain abuse has taken place in the past doesn’t …

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