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Domestic Violence in England and Wales

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Marriage/Family,Women

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN06337/SN06337.pdf

Looks at how domestic violence is defined in England, how widespread the problem is, and civil and criminal remedies that are available for victims.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 6337

 

Carbon Footprint of Heat Generation

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0523/POST-PN-0523.pdf

Summarizes evidence about the carbon footprints of current and emerging heating technologies in the domestic, commercial, and industrial sectors.  Also outlines other considerations for heating policy and assesses the best way to reduce emissions from heating.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Human Rights and Democracy: The 2014 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Sex Issues,Terrorism,Women

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/415912/21064_WL_Human_Rights_Annual_Report_High_Res.pdf

The British perspective on the global human rights situation during 2014.  Reviews the situation in specific countries and describes what the British government is doing to promote human rights and democratic values overseas.  Identifies 27 countries of concern.  From the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

Reading List on UK-EU Relations 2013-16: Reform, Renegotiation, Withdrawal

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7220/CBP-7220.pdf

Presents a list of readings including books, journal articles, law blogs, news articles, press releases, official publications and more on the topic.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 07220

 

Rough Sleeping (England)

Categories: Great Britain,Housing/Homelessness

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN02007/SN02007.pdf

Provides background information on homelessness in England including causes, the extent and severity of the problem, and government initiatives to reduce and prevent homelessness.  House of Commons Briefing Paper SN02007

 

EU Referendum: The Process of Leaving the EU

Categories: European Union,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7551/CBP-7551.pdf

Looks at some of the issues likely to confront the United Kingdom during a withdrawal process from the European Union.  Covers the withdrawal process, the status of the UK during the process, transitional arrangements, and the future relationship with Europe.  House of Commons Briefing Paper CBP-7551

 

European Union: Prime Ministers’ Speeches and Party Manifestos Since 1970

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LLN-2016-0015/LLN-2016-0015.pdf

Outlines key statements and speeches made by British Prime Ministers on the question of Britain’s membership in the European Union plus extracts from party political manifestos since 1970.  House of Lords Library Note 2016-0015

 

Egypt Under Sisi

Categories: Arab,Egypt,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN07146/SN07146.pdf

Examines the current situation in Egypt including the repression of the Muslim Brotherhood, the changing of the Constitution, and the level of popularity of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi among the Egyptian people. House of Commons Briefing Paper Number 7146.

 

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