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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Report on UNCTAD Assistance to the Palestinian People: Developments in the Economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Categories: Arab,Business/Economics,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Urban Issues

Describes bleak economic conditions in the Palestinian territories despite efforts to provide aid through the United Nations.  From the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development


The Occupied Palestinian Territories: Recent Developments

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

Includes sections on the historical background, the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation, the Israeli military occupation of Gaza, and the status of the territories.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number CBP 7689


Constitutional Right to an Education in Selected Countries

Describes the law of twenty countries on the right to education, and whether the right appears in the national constitution or in statutory law.  From the Law Library of Congress

(Argentina     Brazil     China     education     Egypt     France     Germany     Great Britain     Greece     India     Israel     Italy     Japan     laws/regulations     Mexico     Russia     South Africa     Turkey)

Regulation of Drones

Surveys the rules that apply to the operation of civilian drones in thirteen countries and the European Union including concerns about public safety, privacy, and national security. From the Law Library of Congress


Israel and the Palestinians: No Through Road?

Categories: Arab,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict

Reviews the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the proposed two-state solution, the differing views of Fatah and Hamas, the failure of talks in April 2014, and the current situation.  House of Commons Briefing Paper RP 15-18


Regulation of Campaign Finance and Free Advertising

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

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


Refugee Law and Policy

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


UNSCR 1325 in the Middle East and North Africa: Women and Security

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Egypt,Iraq,Israel,United Nations,Women

Examines the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and what it has accomplished in five Middle Eastern and North Africa nations, especially with regard to ending violence against women and promoting gender equality, since its passage in 2000.  From the United States Institute of Peace


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