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Recent Developments in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs)

Categories: Arab,Great Britain,Israel,Middle East Conflict

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP15-18.pdf

Reviews developments over recent months including the breakdown of U.S-brokered peace talks, the Hamas-Israel conflict of 2014, the current status of the Palestinian territories, and the 2014 ceasefire agreement which calls for indirect talks between Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, and Israel.   House of Commons Library Research Paper 15/18

 

Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States

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

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/post-pn-489.pdf

Discusses the medical, legal, and ethical challenges associated with the care of patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Tackling Tax Evasion and Avoidance

Categories: Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/413943/Tax_evasion_FINAL_web__with_covers_and_right_sig_.pdf

Latest actions by the British government to reduce and prevent tax dodging by citizens and businesses.   From HM Treasury.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 9047

 

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

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Great Britain

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/410646/HRR_2014_Final_Digital.pdf

The annual human rights report of the British government.  Cites 27 countries as countries of concern for human rights violations.  From the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 9027

 

The Darknet and Online Anonymity

Categories: Great Britain,Privacy,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-488.pdf

Technologies that allow Internet users to be anonymous help citizens protect their security but also facilitate organized crime such as the Silk Road drug market.  This report discusses the challenge of preventing such crimes without compromising other uses of anonymity technology.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Sources of Statistics [Great Britain]

Categories: Great Britain,Statistics

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp15-12.pdf

Briefing paper which brings together sources of British and international statistics on 27 subject areas grouped by social and economic categories.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 15/12.

 

Choice in End of Life Care

Categories: Births/Deaths,Great Britain,Health/Medical

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/choice-in-end-of-life-care

Sets out findings of an independent review to provide advice to the British government on improving the quality and experience of care for adults at the end of life by expanding choices.  From the Department of Health

 

Population Growth in London, 1939-2015

Categories: Great Britain,Population/Census,Statistics

http://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/population-change-1939-2015/resource/0a026346-960e-49e6-b968-a386d2cfe55f

Shows population trends in London from the first census in 1801 to the current projection of 8.6 million residents.  From the London Datastore

 

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