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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Rights of LGBTI People in the European Union

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,European Union,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/EPRS/EPRS-Briefing-557011-Rights-LGBTI-people-EU-FINAL.pdf

Describes how the European Union legal system provides limited protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons in the area of human rights and antidiscrimination, but not in such areas as recognition of marriage or family status.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service

 

Police Reform and Accountability Accomplishments

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

http://www.justice.gov/file/police-reform-and-accountability-fact-sheet/download

Lists accomplishments related to police reform by the Justice Department during the Obama Administration.  Cites 22 investigations and the enforcement of 16 agreements including 10 consent decrees.  From the Justice Department

 

Justice Department Opens Pattern or Practice Investigation into the Baltimore Police Department

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

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-opens-pattern-or-practice-investigation-baltimore-police-department

Press release announcing Attorney General Lynch’s decision to investigate the Baltimore Police Department’s use of force and its stops, searches and arrests to determine whether there is a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing.   From the Justice Department

 

American Civil Liberties Union et al v. Clapper et al

http://cases.justia.com/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/14-42/14-42-2015-05-07.pdf?ts=1431009005

Decision of three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals that the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, which gathered millions of civilian phone records, violates the PATRIOT Act and is unconstitutional.  From Justia

 

SAPRO Reports

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

http://sapr.mil/index.php/annual-reports

Includes the annual report on sexual assault in the military plus links to 8 appendices covering statistical data on sexual assaults, male victims of sexual assault, and metrics on sexual assault.  From the Defense Department

 

Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

http://sapr.mil/public/docs/reports/FY14_Annual/FY14_DoD_SAPRO_Annual_Report_on_Sexual_Assault.pdf

Presents statistics and analysis of reports of incidents of sexual assault during FY2014.  Also discusses policy and program improvements to the Sexual Assault  Prevention and Response Program of the DoD.  From the Defense Department

 

Rodriquez v. United States

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/13-9972

6-3 decision of the Supreme Court that absent reasonable suspicion, prolonged extension of a police traffic stop to allow a dog to sniff for illegal drugs violates the Constitution’s protection against unreasonable seizures.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University

 

Federal Civil Rights Engagement with Arab and Muslim American Communities Post 9/11

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

http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/ARAB_MUSLIM_9-30-14.pdf

Examines the methods, goals, and effectiveness of the federal government’s engagement with Arab and Muslim-American individuals and communities.  Focuses on actions taken to prevent violations of civil rights  laws against these individuals and communities and allegations of stereotyping and profiling.  From the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

 

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