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Customary Practice and Restorative Justice in Libya: A Hybrid Approach

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Libya

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR374-Customary-Practice-and-Restorative-Justice-in-Libya-A-Hybrid-Approach.pdf

Since the fall of Muammar Gadhafi, Libya has become more violent.  This report examines the role of customary law and the potential of restorative justice in a transitional setting between chaos and democracy.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Addressing Land Conflict in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR372-Addressing-Land-Conflict-in-Afghanistan.pdf

Land disputes are a primary cause of conflict in Afghanistan where most land is untitled and unregistered.  This report examines the lessons learned from an attempt to test a new model of engaging community dispute resolution in formal land registration. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

United States of America v. Jeffrey Webb et al.

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Crime/Justice,Headlines

http://www.justice.gov/opa/file/450211/download

Text of the indictment against leading officials of the international soccer organization known as FIFA for racketeering.  From the Justice Department

 

Nine FIFA Officials and Five Corporate Executives Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy and Corruption

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Crime/Justice,Headlines

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/nine-fifa-officials-and-five-corporate-executives-indicted-racketeering-conspiracy-and

Agency press release which describes the 47 count indictment in federal court in New York City against high-ranking officials of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).  Also provides links to the indictment document.  From the Justice Department

 

Nation Gains More than 4 Million Nonemployer Businesses Over the Last Decade

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-96.html

There were 23 million businesses without paid employees in the U.S. in 2013, up 1.2% from 2012.  Covers businesses without paid employees in nearly 450 industries.  From the Census Bureau

 

E-Stats 2013: Measuring the Electronic Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/econ/e13-estats.pdf

Provides estimates of e-commerce activity in four key sectors of the economy:  manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and services.  From the Census Bureau

 

21.3 Percent of U.S. Population Participates in Government Assistance Programs Each Month

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-97.html

Agency press release about the report entitled Dynamics of Economic Well-Being.  Provides a summary of who participated in the programs and for how long and offers a link to the full report.  From the Census Bureau

 

Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Participation in Government Programs, 2009-2012: Who Gets Assistance?

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/demo/p70-141.pdf

Focuses on the participation and characteristics of people who receive benefits from federal means-tested assistance programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, TANF, and Housing Assistance.  In 2012 approximately 21% of the population participated in one or more of the programs.  From the Census Bureau

 

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