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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Transparency Report: The USA Freedom Act Business Records FISA Implementation

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Secrecy,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Privacy

Announces steps taken to implement the USA Freedom Act and specific procedures adopted to protect privacy rights. From the National Security Agency


World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2015

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Statistics,United Nations

Presents global and country-level data and trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance efforts. From the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.


U.S. Department of Justice Report and Recommendations Concerning the Use of Restrictive Housing: Final Report

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

Results of the federal investigation into the use of solitary confinement, a.k.a restrictive housing in state and federal prisons with recommendations and guiding principles for reducing its frequency of use and implementing progressive alternatives. From the Justice Department


Best Practices for Protecting Privacy, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Programs

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Homeland Security,Privacy,Science/Technology

Describes how agencies that use drones to carry out mission responsibilities can protect individual rights and privacy. From the Department of Homeland Security


2014 Hate Crime Statistics

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

Reports on over 5,000 hate crime incidents affecting 6,700 victims. Provides information about the offenses, victims, and offenders. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Police Use of Nonfatal Force, 2002-2011

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

Presents statistics on the threat or use of nonfatal force by police against white, black, and Hispanic residents during police contact. Describes characteristics of the contact, type of force threatened or used, and the perceptions that the force used was excessive or proper. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976: Volume E-16: Documents on Chile, 1969-1973

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

Serves as an online only supplement to Volume 21: Chile, 1969-1973. Covers the time period of the election of Salvador Allende, the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet, and the actions and attitudes of the U.S. government toward these regimes. Includes a selection of presidential tape recordings. From the State Department


Birthright Citizenship and Children Born in the United States to Alien Parents: An Overview of the Legal Debate

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

Traces the historical development of the concept of citizenship by birth in the U.S., litigation involving the citizenship clause over the years, and the two modern competing interpretations of the Citizenship Clause. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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