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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

International Tribunals Web Archive

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,History,Laws/Regulations

https://www.loc.gov/collections/international-tribunals-web-archive/

Stores relevant websites hosting information about the most important international tribunals created since World War II.  From the Library of Congress and the Law Library of Congress.

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XV, Central America

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

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v15

Offers documents on the foreign policy of the Carter Administration, especially focused on the issues of human rights and relations with Nicaragua and El Salvador.  From the State Department

 

Cooper v Harris

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-1262

5-3 decision of the Supreme Court that North Carolina used racial factors in an unconstitutional manner in drawing two Congressional districts after the 2010 Census.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942 to 1946

Categories: Asian Americans,Civil/Human Rights,History,Japan

https://www.loc.gov/collections/japanese-american-internment-camp-newspapers/about-this-collection/

A collection of newspapers produced by Japanese-Americans who were relocated to internment camps on the West Coast during World War II.  The issues cover community events, information about the camps and the relocation process, and include editorials.  From the Library of Congress

 

Department of State Release of Documents on Argentina and the Latin American Region, 1977-1980

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Latin America

https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/270391.pdf

A set of documents relating to human rights abuses by Argentina’s military dictatorship during 1976-1983.   The documents will also appear in the volume of the Foreign Relations of the U.S. on South America, 1977-1980 to be released in early 2018.  From the State Department

 

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