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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

 

Annual Report on the Federal Work Force Part II: Work Force Statistics, Fiscal Year 2011

http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/reports/fsp2011_2/upload/fsp2011_2.pdf

Provides statistical information about the diversity of the federal work force including race and ethnicity data and pay level.  From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 

Annual Report on the Federal Work Force Part 1: EEO Complaints Processing Fiscal Year 2012

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/reports/fsp2012/upload/FY-2012-Annual-Report-Part-I-Complete.pdf

Presents a summary of equal employment opportunity program activities of 71 federal agencies and statistics on the number and outcome of complaints about employment discrimination directed against agencies.  From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 

India’s New Government and Implications for U.S. Interests

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,India

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43679.pdf

Reviews the main current issues in U.S. – India relations, especially since the election of Prime Minister Modi’s government.  Covers economic and trade issues, security matters, and human rights concerns.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Civil Defense Groups: Developing Accountability

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Conflict Resolution,Laws/Regulations

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR350_Civil_Defense_Groups_Developing_Accountability.pdf

Argues for the need to develop better accountability for and control over armed militias, when they are created by state authorities to provide security and assistance for state security forces. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

International Religious Freedom Report for 2013

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

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

Annual report about religious persecution in the world.  Finds that 2013 witnessed the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory.  From the State Department

 

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Frequently Asked Questions and Background

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43655.pdf

Provides information about the early August 2014 U.S. – Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington and covers Africa’s development and economic challenges, U.S. aid to Africa, democracy and human rights issues, and peace/security issues. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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