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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Human Rights in Russia: No Light at the End of the Tunnel

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,European Union,Russia

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2016/589768/EPRS_BRI%282016%29589768_EN.pdf

Describes the human rights situation in Russia as “increasingly difficult” with repressive legislation curtailing freedom of expression and human rights activism.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service

 

Report of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines: Promoting Innovation and Access to Health Technologies

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,United Nations

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/562094dee4b0d00c1a3ef761/t/57d9c6ebf5e231b2f02cd3d4/1473890031320/UNSG+HLP+Report+FINAL+12+Sept+2016.pdf

Report of a panel created in September 2015 to spur health technology innovation and increase access to medicines.  Offers recommendations for reconciling the rights of inventors, trade rules, public health, and human rights.  From the High Level Panel.

 

Governor McAuliffe’s Restoration of Rights Policy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://commonwealth.virginia.gov/media/6733/restoration-of-rights-policy-memo-82216.pdf

Explains the process that will be followed by the governor in restoring rights to convicted felons who have served their time and reentered society.  Follows the Supreme Court’s ruling that the governor must restore rights individually rather than en masse.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Declassified Diplomacy: Argentina

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB556-Obama-administration-declassifies-documents-on-Argentina-military-human-rights-abuses/

A selection of eight key declassified documents from White House and State Department files dealing with the tactic of “disappearance” used by the military junta ruling Argentina during the 1970s and 1980s.  From the National Security Archive

 

Argentina: Carter, Reagan and Bush VP, Part 3

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Argentina-Carter-Reagan-and-Bush-VP-Part-3.pdf

Declassification of records relating to human rights abuses in Argentina during the 1976-1983 period of dictatorship.  Continuation of file.

 

Argentina: Carter, Reagan and Bush VP, Part 2

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Argentina-Carter-Reagan-and-Bush-VP-Part-2.pdf

Declassification of records relating to human rights abuses in Argentina during the 1976-1983 period of dictatorship.  Continuation of file.

 

Argentina: Carter, Reagan, and Bush VP, Part 1

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Argentina-Carter-Reagan-and-Bush-VP-Part-1.pdf

Declassification of records relating to human rights abuses in Argentina during the 1976-1983 period of dictatorship.  The declassified records come from U.S. defense, intelligence, and law enforcement agencies.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Investigation of the Baltimore City Police Department

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/883366/download

Text of the report of the U.S. Justice Department on the conduct of the Baltimore Police Department toward African Americans in the city.  The report found that the PD engaged in unconstitutional stops, searches, and arrests, overly aggressive and unreasonable force, and discrimination against African Americans.  From the Justice Department

 

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