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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

Justice Department Announces Findings of Investigation into Baltimore Police Department

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

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-findings-investigation-baltimore-police-department

Press release announcing that the Justice Department investigation found a pattern of conduct by the Baltimore Police Department that violated the civil rights, particularly of African Americans, Baltimore Police officials asked for the investigation following controversy after the death of Freddie Gray from injuries suffered while in police custody.  From the Justice Department

 

International Religious Freedom Report 2015

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

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/index.htm#wrapper

Annual report on the U.S. view of religious freedom in the world and which countries have engaged in severe violations of religious freedom.  Separate chapters on each country with sections on religious demography, and status of government and societal respect for religious freedom.  From the State Department

 

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