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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


Coalition Contributions to Countering the Islamic State

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Middle East Conflict,Russia,Turkey

Reviews the background of the coalition formation and the current 66 participants who are united in trying to degrade and ultimately defeat the Islamic State.  Also covers the legal basis and military aspects of the coalition.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Fact Sheet: EU-Turkey Agreement

Categories: European Union,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Syria,Turkey\

Provides a question and answer format to explain the deal between the European Union and Turkey to end irregular migration of refugees from Syria to Europe and provide incentives for Turkey to house the refugees. From the European Commission


EU and Turkey Agree [on] European Response to Refugee Crisis

Categories: European Union,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Syria,Turkey

Presents details of agreement between the European Union nations and Turkey on the treatment of Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe. From the European Commission


Next Operational Steps in EU-Turkey Cooperation in the Field of Migration

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Middle East Conflict,Syria,Turkey

Describes steps to be taken by the European Union and Turkey to stem the flow of refugees from the Middle East to Europe. Proposes six principles for promoting EU-Turkey cooperation in dealing with refugees. From the European Commission


2014 Special 301 Report

Categories: China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,indonesia,Property Rights,Treaties,Turkey

Annual report on the importance of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement.  Places10 nations on the Priority Watch List and 27 others on the Watch List.  Countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Turkey have been listed every year since the reports began 25 years ago.  From the  Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Vol. XXI, Cyprus; Turkey; Greece

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Greece,History,NATO,Turkey

Provides documents on U.S. foreign policy toward the eastern Mediterranean region during the Carter Administration.  Focuses on trying to reunify Cyprus, restore Greece to the NATO military alliance, and to end the arms embargo directed against Turkey.  From the State Department


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