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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Free Trade Agreements: U.S. Partners are Addressing Labor Commitments, but More Monitoring and Enforcement are Needed

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Treaties

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666787.pdf

Examines the extent to which 20 countries involved with 14 Free Trade Agreements with the U.S. are living up to provisions relating to fundamental labor rights and how well U.S. agencies are enforcing those provisions. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Trafficking in Human Beings

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,European Union,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-is-new/news/news/docs/20141017_working_paper_on_statistics_on_trafficking_in_human_beings_en.pdf

Second working paper on trafficking in human beings in Europe.  Includes detailed statistics on victims by country and demographic characteristics.  From Eurostat

 

Trafficking in Human Beings 2010-2014: Eradicating the Slave Trade

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,European Union,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-1164_en.pdf

Press release about efforts in the European Union to end human trafficking.  Includes links to a report on the 2012-2016 EU strategy and a statistical report for the 2010-2012 period.  From the European Commission

 

Voter Identification Requirements: Background and Legal Issues

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42806.pdf

Since 2008 more than 30 states have enacted laws relating to voter identification with several containing photo ID requirements.  This report reviews the controversial voter identification measures including arguments for and against such measures, legal and constitutional issues relating to voter ID laws, and voter ID-related legislation in the 113th Congress. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor: A Library of Congress Exhibition: November 6, 2014 – January 19, 2015

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Great Britain,History,Libraries/Museums

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/magna-carta-muse-and-mentor/?loclr=bloglaw

Online site for the exhibit of the Magna Carta at the Library of Congress.  From the Library of Congress

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume 1: Foundations of Foreign Policy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v01

Documents the broad foreign policy foundations and themes of the administration of President Jimmy Carter as it sought to implement a foreign policy emphasizing human rights.  From the State Department

 

Federal and State Quarantine and Isolation Authority

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/RL33201.pdf

Provides an overview of federal and state public health laws as they relate to the confinement of individuals and constitutional issues that may be raised should individual liberties be restricted.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

2013 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.dol.gov/ilab/reports/child-labor/findings/2013TDA/2013TDA.pdf

Describes the efforts of 143 countries and territories to meet commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.  Includes individual country profiles and analyses.  From the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor

 

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