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2016 Hate Crime Statistics

Categories: African Americans,Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2016

Contains details of 5% rise in hate crimes during 2016 compared to the previous year.  Most attacks were directed against Blacks, Jews, Muslims, and LGBT people.  Covers information about the crimes, victims, offenders, and locations.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Report on Serious Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Korea

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/275095.htm

Latest semi-annual report on human rights abuses in North Korea.  Covers particular aspects of human rights abuses and the individuals deemed responsible.  From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXIV, South America; Latin America Region

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v24

Covers Argentina and the Latin America Region, a portion of what will be Foreign Relations of the U.S. 1977-1980 Latin America.  This portion was given priority in the declassification process, as part of the National Security Council-led Argentina Declassification Project.  The focus is on the human rights situation during the period of the military junta government in Argentina.  From the State Department

 

Race Disparity Audit: Summary Findings from the Ethnicity Facts and Figures Website

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/650723/RDAweb.pdf

Uses a collection of data to examine how people of different backgrounds and ethnic groups are treated in England in such areas as health, education, employment, housing, and the criminal justice system.  This report gives an overview of the first set of findings.  From the Cabinet Office

 

Presidential Executive Order on Imposing Sanctions with Respect to the Situation in Venezuela

Categories: Business/Economics,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America,Venezuela

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/25/presidential-executive-order-imposing-sanctions-respect-situation

Text of the order which increases economic sanctions against Venezuela for abuses of human rights and the establishment of an illegitimate constituent assembly. From the White House

 

Presidential Memorandum … on Military Service by Transgender Individuals

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/25/presidential-memorandum-secretary-defense-and-secretary-homeland

Text of the presidential directive that restores the policy barring transgender individuals from serving openly in the U.S. military.  The Obama administration had opened the military to transgender individuals.  The Trump administration rejects the evidence that the presence of such individuals would not hinder military effectiveness or unit cohesion.  From the White House

 

International Religious Freedom Report for 2016

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

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/#wrapper

Annual report on the U.S. view of religious freedom in the world and which countries have been responsible for violations of religious freedom.  Separate sections for each country, its religious traditions, and the status of government and societal respect for religious freedom.  From the State Department

 

Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2015, Statistical Tables

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/capd0915st.pdf

Presents estimates of nonfatal violent crime directed against persons aged 12 or older with disabilities.  Includes type of disability, victim-offender characteristics, time of crime, and use of victim services.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

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