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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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)

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


The Sea Route to Europe: The Mediterranean Passage in the Age of Refugees

Categories: Greece,Immigration/Migration,Italy,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

Tables, charts, and narrative which describe the number of refugees arriving in the first 6 months of 2015, the reasons for their refugee status, the shift in the primary routes used by refugees, and the struggle of European countries to cope with the refugee tide.  From the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


2012 Special 301 Report

Categories: Canada,China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Italy,Property Rights,Russia,Treaties

Latest annual review of the state of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement by U.S. trading partners around the world.  Major concerns are expressed about indigenous innovation policies in China, copyright piracy over the Internet in Canada, Italy, and Russia, and other systemic IPR issues.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


European Health Expectancies: Country Reports

Categories: European Union,France,Germany,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Italy,Spain,Statistics

A series of reports for the countries of the European Union on life expectancies and healthy life years and how each country compares to the EU as a whole.  From the European Commission


Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-8 Countries: 2011

Categories: Canada,Education,France,Germany,Great Britain,Italy,Japan,Russia,Statistics

Compares key education outcomes and contexts such as academic performance, education expenditures, and education attainment in the G-8 countries.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


2011 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property

Categories: Canada,China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Italy,Property Rights,Russia,Spain

Latest annual review of the global state of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement.  Identifies a wide range of U.S. concerns including indigenous innovation policies in China, copyright piracy over the Internet in such countries as Canada, Spain, Italy, and Russia, and more.   From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative