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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity: Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States 2013-2017

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

http://www.ovc.gov/pubs/FederalHumanTraffickingStrategicPlan.pdf

The 5 year federal plan for aiding victims of human trafficking.  From the Department of Justice and other federal agencies

 

Gulet Mohamed v Eric Holder

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Processes/Organization,Supreme Court/courts,Terrorism,Transportation

http://fas.org/sgp/jud/statesec/gulet-091514.pdf

Decision of a federal district court judge that the judiciary can compel in camera review of material that the federal government claims is protected by the state secrets privilege.  The case, deriving from an individual’s listing on the government’s No Fly list, involves individual liberties and the respective powers of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches in matters related to the War on Terrorism.  From the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Asylum and Gang Violence

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43716.pdf

 

Assesses the legal meaning of the term “refugee” as it applies to unaccompanied children arriving at the southwestern U.S. border who say they are fleeing persecution and gang violence in their home country.  Also considers how the plight of these children compares to the legal wording in the Immigration and Nationality Act.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Sexual Orientation and the Federal Workplace: Policy and Perception

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.mspb.gov/netsearch/viewdocs.aspx?docnumber=1026379&version=1030388&application=ACROBAT

Examines federal employee perceptions of workplace treatment based on sexual orientation, reviews how federal workplace protections from sexual orientation discrimination evolved, and seeks to determine if further action is warranted.  From the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board

 

Preserving Access to the Legal System: A Practical Guide to Providing Employees with Adequate Information about Their Rights under Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws and Regulations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/upload/Practical-Guide-to-Providing-EEO-Program-Info-to-Employees-SEP-2014.pdf

A compilation of practices and ideas for how federal agencies should inform their employees about equal employment opportunities and rights in an electronic age.  From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 

Justice Department Investigation of Ferguson Police Department

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines

http://www.justice.gov/iso/opa/ag/speeches/2014/ag-speech-140904.html

Remarks of Attorney General Holder in announcing the investigation of whether the Ferguson Missouri police department engaged in a pattern of violations of the Constitution or federal law.  From the Justice Department

 

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Russia,Ukraine,United Nations

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/UA/UkraineReport28August2014.pdf

 

Estimates the loss of life at about 2,200 since fighting in Ukraine began in April 2014.  Claims that armed rebel groups are now professionally equipped and benefitting from a supply of sophisticated weapons.  From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

 

Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Syria,United Nations

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/CoISyria/A.HRC.27.60_Eng.pdf

Inquiry into the crimes against humanity committed by the warring sides in the Syrian conflict.  Based on nearly 500 interviews and the collection of evidence between January and July 2014.  From the Human Rights Council of the United Nations

 

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