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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Regulation of Campaign Finance and Free Advertising

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Canada,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,Israel,Japan,Laws/Regulations

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/campaign-finance-regulation/index.php/campaign-finance-regulations.pdf

Discusses the regulation of spending on election campaigns and the availability of free air time in seven countries: Austria, Canada, Finland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

Brexit: What Happens Next?

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Headlines

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7632/CBP-7632.pdf

Answers a series of questions following the British vote to exit the European Union such as what will happen in the coming months, will immigration be affected, what are the options for Scotland, and will EU law still have effect in the UK?  Also provides links to many related reports.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 07632

 

The Iraq Inquiry

Categories: Defense/Military,Great Britain,Headlines,History,Iraq

http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/the-report/

Also known as the Chilcot Report.  Longer than War and Peace and seven years in preparation, the report, in twelve volumes, reviews the reasons Britain joined the U.S. in invading Iraq, examines the conduct of the war and the reconstruction of the country.  It finds flawed intelligence, questionable legal rationale, inadequate preparation, and exaggerated public statements.  From the Iraq Inquiry Website.

 

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

 

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