Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Refugee Law and Policy

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/refugee-law/index.php?loclr=bloglaw

Describes the law and policy on refugees and other asylum seekers in 22 countries and the European Union.  Includes laws and regulations governing the admission of refugees, processes for handling them, assistance provided to them, requirements for naturalization, and whether policies have been affected by recent emergencies.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress

 

A Short Guide to the EU Referendum

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,European Union,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7591/CBP-7591.pdf

Might change if Britain votes to remain, what the impact of withdrawal might be,  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 07591

 

Addressing Islamic Extremism

Categories: Arab,Great Britain,Religion/Ethics,Terrorism

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0526/POST-PN-0526.pdf

Examines Islamic extremism, radicalization, and deradicalization in Great Britain and policy responses to violent and non-violent extremism.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

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

 

Next Page »