Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor [Department of State] Law and Legal Definition

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Affairs (DRL) is one of three bureaus and two offices that constitute the Office of the Under Secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. The DRL is responsible for producing annual reports on the countries of the world with regard to religious freedom, and human rights; and administers Democracy Fund.

The DRL promotes democracy, protects human rights and international religious freedom, and advances labor rights globally using a wide range of tools, including bilateral diplomacy, multilateral engagement, foreign assistance, and reporting and public outreach.