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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Afghanistan: Annual Report 2014: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Categories: Afghanistan,Births/Deaths,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,United Nations

http://unama.unmissions.org/Portals/UNAMA/human%20rights/2015/2014-Annual-Report-on-Protection-of-Civilians-Final.pdf

Reports a 25% increase in civilian deaths in the Afghan conflict in 2014.  Blames increasing civilian toll on intensified combat, roadside bombs, and suicide bombings. From the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

 

Jurisprudence

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,United Nations,Women

http://juris.ohchr.org/

A single source for locating the recommendations and judicial findings of a variety of United Nations Treaty Bodies which receive and consider human rights complaints.  Includes the Human Rights Committee, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and many others.  From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Report of the United States of America Submitted to the U. N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Conjunction with the Universal Periodic Review

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/237460.pdf

Report submitted every four years to the United Nations to report on human rights record in the reporting country.    From the State Department

 

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,United Nations

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/wesp/wesp_archive/2015wesp_full_en.pdf

Describes the economic prospects for 2015 including trends in international trade and finance, policy challenges, and five regional outlooks.  From the United Nations

 

2014 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2014-Report-to-Congress-Final.pdf

Annual report by the U.S. on the degree of China’s compliance with World Trade Organization commitments.  Identifies  areas where progress has been achieved and areas of concern.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Addressing the Global Health Crisis: Universal Health Protection Policies

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,United Nations

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—ed_protect/—soc_sec/documents/publication/wcms_325647.pdf

Examines the extent of the global health crisis where many people lack the financial resources to pay for health care.  Annexes present data on total health expenditures, health coverage, and and skilled health workers for 171 countries.  From the International Labour Organization

 

Committee Against Torture: Concluding Observations on the Third to Fifth Periodic Reports of United States of America

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Terrorism,United Nations

http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CAT/Shared%20Documents/USA/INT_CAT_COC_USA_18893_E.pdf

United Nation’s response to U.S. report which finds 5 items to praise and 26 to criticize including use of tactics of extraordinary rendition, secret and indefinite detention, enhanced interrogation, and the treatment of immigrants.  From the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Committee Against Torture: Concluding Observations on the Third to Fifth Periodic Reports of United States of America

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Terrorism,United Nations

http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CAT/Shared%20Documents/USA/INT_CAT_COC_USA_18893_E.pdf

United Nation’s response to U.S. report which finds 5 items to praise and 26 to criticize including use of tactics of extraordinary rendition, secret and indefinite detention, enhanced interrogation, and the treatment of immigrants.  From the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

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