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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

 

Hate Crime Victimization, 2004-2015

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hcv0415.pdf

Covers the perceived motive for the hate crime, evidence that the crime was motivated by bias, demographic characteristics of victims and offenders, and crimes reported and not reported to police.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/2017/index.htm

Annual report on human slavery including sex trafficking, forced labor, and child labor.  Includes individual country narratives on U.S. perspectives of their success in stopping such offenses.  From the State Department

 

Donald J. Trump et al v. International Refugee Assistance Project

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Presidency,Recreation/Travel,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/16-1436_l6hc.pdf

Supreme Court opinion that allows the Trump travel ban relating to six Middle Eastern countries to continue to be enforced except for those travelers who have a credible claim of relationship with a U.S. person or entity.  Students admitted to U.S. universities would not be affected by the ban. From the U. S. Supreme Court

 

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