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US Government Reports

U.S. Department of State
Library of Congress
Library of Congress-Congressional Research Service (CRS)
  • Kuwait: Issues for the 118th Congress - May 2023,  March 2023
  • Kuwait: Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy – May 2021
  • Women in the Middle East and North Africa: Issues for Congress – Dec. 2021
  • Kuwait: Post-Saddam Issues and U.S. Policy - Nov. 2014
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
  • Violating Rights – Enforcing the World’s Blasphemy Laws – Dec. 2020
  • Respecting Rights? Measuring the World’s Blasphemy Laws – July 2017
  • The Religion-State Relationship & the Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief: A Comparative Textual Analysis of the Constitutions of Majority Muslim Countries and Other OIC Members – August 2012


Foreign Government Reports

UK Home Office Reports
Canada Immigration and Refugee Board
  • ZZZ106021.E - Kuwait and Palestine: residence status of stateless Palestinians, including access to employment, education, health care and other services, and the ability to travel in and out of the country; the requirements and procedures to renew residence status; treatment of stateless Palestinians whose residency status has expired – Feb. 2018


Non-Government Organization Reports

Amnesty International 
  • “I Don’t Have a Future”: Stateless Kuwaitis and the Right to Education - Aug. 2023
  • Amnesty International Report 2022/23: The state of the world’s human rights - Mar. 2023
  • Covid-19 Crackdowns - Police Abuse and the Global Pandemic – Dec. 2020
  • Amnesty International Global Report:  Death Sentences and Executions 2019 – April 2020
  • Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Review of 2019
Country Maps
Election Guide
Freedom House
Human Rights Watch
  • Trapped - How Male Guardianship Policies Restrict Women’s Travel and Mobility in the Middle East and North Africa - July 2023
  • “THEY HUNT US DOWN FOR FUN” Discrimination and Police Violence Against Transgender Women in Kuwait - Jan. 2012
  • Prisoners of the Past - Kuwaiti Bidun and the Burden of Statelessness - June 2011
  • Walls at Every Turn - Abuse of Migrant Domestic Workers through Kuwait's Sponsorship System - Oct. 2010
  • Promises Betrayed: Denial of Rights of Bidun, Women, and Freedom of Expression - Oct. 2000
  • The Bedoons of Kuwait: “Citizens without Citizenship - Aug. 1995
World Health Organization


Country Profiles

Amnesty International USCIRF
Freedom House Human Rights Watch


Updated August 17, 2023