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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Israel,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIGazaConflict/Pages/ReportCoIGaza.aspx

Suggests that possible war crimes were committed by both Palestinian and Israeli armed groups during the 51 day conflict.  Includes both the report and detailed findings of the Commission.  From the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

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

 

Iran’s Foreign Policy

Categories: Arab,Iran,Middle East Conflict,Nuclear Energy,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R44017.pdf

Analyzes the motives and objectives behind Iran’s foreign policy including ideology, threat perceptions, national interests, and connections with terrorist groups. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

UK Arms Export Control Policy

Categories: Arab,Arms Control,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN02729/SN02729.pdf

Outlines the major changes to British arms export control policies and practices since 1997 with major focus on changes since 2011 when controversy attended the arms trade and the Arab Spring uprisings.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper

 

European Fighters in Syria and Iraq: Assessments, Responses, and Issues for the United States

Categories: Arab,European Union,Homeland Security,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44003.pdf

Discusses the concerns about U.S. and European citizens who join terrorist fighting groups in the Middle East, the magnitude of the problem, and what European governments, in cooperation with the U.S., are doing to enhance national security.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Federal Civil Rights Engagement with Arab and Muslim American Communities Post 9/11

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Religion/Ethics

http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/ARAB_MUSLIM_9-30-14.pdf

Examines the methods, goals, and effectiveness of the federal government’s engagement with Arab and Muslim-American individuals and communities.  Focuses on actions taken to prevent violations of civil rights  laws against these individuals and communities and allegations of stereotyping and profiling.  From the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

 

2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force: Issues Concerning Its Continued Application

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43983.pdf

Assesses the legality and efficacy of continuing to use the 2001 AUMF as the basis for military counterterrorism operations in the Middle East and arguments to maintain, repeal, or amend the AUMF. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Islamic State Financing and U.S. Policy Approaches

Categories: Arab,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R43980.pdf

Discusses the sources of funding for the Islamic State and how targeting their funding could degrade the organization.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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