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Human Rights and Democracy: The 2013 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report

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

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/302423/Cm_8842_Accessible_v0.3.pdf

The British human rights report.  Describes British efforts to defend human rights and promote democracy around the world.  Includes sections on human rights situation in 28 countries of concern and preventing sexual violence initiative.  From the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  Command Paper Cm 8842.

 

HIV Prevention in the UK

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-463.pdf

Describes patterns of infection and government policies to increase HIV testing.  Also summarizes evidence for using antiretrovirals as a preventive measure.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Transparency of Clinical Trial Data

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-461.pdf

Examines controversies related to clinical trials in Britain and the question of openness to the public of clinical trial literature.  This report summarizes the issues raised by improving the transparency of four different levels of information about clinical trials.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Surveillance of Infectious Disease

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-462.pdf

Describes current surveillance efforts and examines new technological developments and their likely impacts on United Kingdom and international public health.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Prospects for Afghanistan as ISAF Withdrawal Approaches

Categories: Afghanistan,Asia,Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,NATO,Terrorism,Women

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp14-18.pdf

Takes a pessimistic view of prospects for Afghanistan as western military forces prepare to withdraw due to weaknesses of Afghan government and national security forces.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/18.

 

Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia

Categories: Asia,European Union,Great Britain,Headlines,History,Laws/Regulations,Russia

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP14-16.pdf

Looks at the historical and economic background to the crisis in the Ukraine and examines claims that the actions by Crimea, which has declared independence from the Ukraine, are compatible with international law.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/16.

 

Social Media and Big Data

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,Homeland Security,Privacy,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-460.pdf

Examines the application of “big data” approaches to social media in three key areas: elections and polling, commercial applications, and security.  Also discusses the regulation of social media data and privacy concerns.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Census 2011 Constituency Results: United Kingdom

Categories: Great Britain,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp14-10.pdf

2011 Census summary data for the 650 Parliamentary districts in Great Britain.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/10

 

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