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Patterns Of Anti-Muslim Violence In Burma: A Call For Accountability And Prevention, Andrea Gittleman, Marissa Brodney, Holly G. Atkinson Aug 2013

Patterns Of Anti-Muslim Violence In Burma: A Call For Accountability And Prevention, Andrea Gittleman, Marissa Brodney, Holly G. Atkinson

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In this report, the authors documents how persecution of and violence against the Rohingya in Burma has spread to other Muslim communities throughout the country. Physicians for Human Rights conducted eight separate investigations in Burma and the surrounding region between 2004 and 2013. PHR’s most recent field research in early 2013 indicates a need for renewed attention to violence against minorities and impunity for such crimes. The findings presented in this report are based on investigations conducted in Burma over two separate visits for a combined 21-day period between March and May 2013.


Environmental Protection Agency Consultations With Indian Tribes: An Intercultural Struggle Over Process Of 'Consent', Denise Scannell Jul 2013

Environmental Protection Agency Consultations With Indian Tribes: An Intercultural Struggle Over Process Of 'Consent', Denise Scannell

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On November 6, 2000, President Bill Clinton signed his final executive order on

Consultation and Coordination with Tribal Governments. It was his last attempt to establish meaningful consultation processes with American Indians in the development of federal environmental policies. Based on ongoing environmental issues between the two cultures and the rising concern for environmental justice, the United States government wanted to identify the necessary improvements in communication and coordination among tribal and federal environmental programs, specifically regarding issues of information exchange, and creating partnerships among stakeholders. An analysis of the executive order, and a case study of the U.S ...


Massacre In Central Burma: Muslim Students Terrorized And Killed In Meiktila, Richard Sollom, Holly G. Atkinson May 2013

Massacre In Central Burma: Muslim Students Terrorized And Killed In Meiktila, Richard Sollom, Holly G. Atkinson

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This report details the results of a Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) investigation into the March 20 and 21, 2013, attacks on Muslim students, teachers, and residents in the Mingalar Zayyone quarter of Meiktila, a small town in central Burma.

A two-person team, the authors of the report, from PHR conducted 33 interviews about the attacks, which resulted in the deaths of at least 20 children and four teachers. The report details the attacks by the Buddhist mobs, provides evidence that local police officers were complicit in the crimes, and lists policy recommendations for the Burmese government and the international ...


16 Things Every Defense Attorney Should Know About Fair Cross-Section Challenges, Nina Chernoff, Joseph B. Kadane Jan 2013

16 Things Every Defense Attorney Should Know About Fair Cross-Section Challenges, Nina Chernoff, Joseph B. Kadane

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Racial Inequality In Contracting: Teaching Race As A Core Value, Deborah Zalesne Jan 2013

Racial Inequality In Contracting: Teaching Race As A Core Value, Deborah Zalesne

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Gideon: Looking Backward, Looking Forward, Looking In The Mirror, Steven Zeidman Jan 2013

Gideon: Looking Backward, Looking Forward, Looking In The Mirror, Steven Zeidman

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Thirteen False Blackbirds, Ruthann Robson Jan 2013

Thirteen False Blackbirds, Ruthann Robson

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Saving Homes? Bankruptcies And Loan Modifications In The Foreclosure Crisis, Alan White Jan 2013

Saving Homes? Bankruptcies And Loan Modifications In The Foreclosure Crisis, Alan White

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The Future Of The Student Anti-Sweatshop Movement: Providing Access To U.S. Courts For Garment Workers Worldwide, Allison Robbins Jan 2013

The Future Of The Student Anti-Sweatshop Movement: Providing Access To U.S. Courts For Garment Workers Worldwide, Allison Robbins

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New Thinking On Commercial Surrogacy, Richard Storrow Jan 2013

New Thinking On Commercial Surrogacy, Richard Storrow

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Why Library Cards Offer More Privacy Rights Than Proof Of Citizenship: Librarian Ethics And Freedom Of Information Act Requestor Policies, Sarah Lamdan Jan 2013

Why Library Cards Offer More Privacy Rights Than Proof Of Citizenship: Librarian Ethics And Freedom Of Information Act Requestor Policies, Sarah Lamdan

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Routine Violations Of Medical Privacy In Article 81 Guardianship Cases: So What Or Now What?, Joseph Rosenberg Jan 2013

Routine Violations Of Medical Privacy In Article 81 Guardianship Cases: So What Or Now What?, Joseph Rosenberg

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Hyde-Care For All: The Expansion Of Abortion-Funding Restrictions Under Health Care Reform, Cynthia Soohoo Jan 2013

Hyde-Care For All: The Expansion Of Abortion-Funding Restrictions Under Health Care Reform, Cynthia Soohoo

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Seen It All, Heard It All, Done It All. Is It All Worth It?, Julie Lim Jan 2013

Seen It All, Heard It All, Done It All. Is It All Worth It?, Julie Lim

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Rethinking Civil Rights And Gender Violence, Julie Goldscheid Jan 2013

Rethinking Civil Rights And Gender Violence, Julie Goldscheid

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Is Anyone Regulating?: The Curious State Of Gmo Governance In The United States, Rebecca Bratspies Jan 2013

Is Anyone Regulating?: The Curious State Of Gmo Governance In The United States, Rebecca Bratspies

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Reflections On Vawa's Strange Bedfellows: The Partnership Between The Battered Immigrant Women's Movement And Law Enforcement, Alizabeth Newman Jan 2013

Reflections On Vawa's Strange Bedfellows: The Partnership Between The Battered Immigrant Women's Movement And Law Enforcement, Alizabeth Newman

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Daca And Ny Bar Eligibility, Janet Calvo, Shirley Lung, Alizabeth Newman Jan 2013

Daca And Ny Bar Eligibility, Janet Calvo, Shirley Lung, Alizabeth Newman

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Confession For The Soul?: A Defense Lawyer's Moral Advice To A Guilty Client, Jeffrey Kirchmeier Jan 2013

Confession For The Soul?: A Defense Lawyer's Moral Advice To A Guilty Client, Jeffrey Kirchmeier

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Reflections On The History And Future Of The Voting Rights Act In The Wake Of Shelby County, Frank Deale Jan 2013

Reflections On The History And Future Of The Voting Rights Act In The Wake Of Shelby County, Frank Deale

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Structured Discrete Task Representation To Bridge The Justice Gap: Cuny Law's Launch Pad To Justice In Partnership With Courts And Communities, Natalie Gomez-Velez Jan 2013

Structured Discrete Task Representation To Bridge The Justice Gap: Cuny Law's Launch Pad To Justice In Partnership With Courts And Communities, Natalie Gomez-Velez

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“Information Is Cheap, But Meaning Is Expensive”: Building Analytical Skill Into Legal Research Instruction, Yasmin Sokkar Harker Jan 2013

“Information Is Cheap, But Meaning Is Expensive”: Building Analytical Skill Into Legal Research Instruction, Yasmin Sokkar Harker

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Homonationalism, State Rationalities, And Sex Contradictions, Paisley Currah Jan 2013

Homonationalism, State Rationalities, And Sex Contradictions, Paisley Currah

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Celebrating the re-election of Barack Obama as a win for GLB equality or denouncing the focus on marriage rights as heteronormative misses the point. Both approaches obscure what actually happens in local sites where authority is exercised. Looking into the cracks and crevices of regulatory apparatuses generates a more complex picture. In examining contradictory rules on sex classification, for example, it becomes clear those contradictions often reflect different state projects, such as security, distribution, reproduction. Construing the election as a victory for gay rights or for homonormativity elevates grand concepts—marriage, the state—over the quotidian actions that regulate life.


Professor: Bank Rules Still Not Tough Enough, Aldemaro Romero Jr. Jan 2013

Professor: Bank Rules Still Not Tough Enough, Aldemaro Romero Jr.

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"These Illegals": Personhood, Profit, And The Political Economy Of Punishment In Federal-Local Immigration Enforcement Partnerships, Daniel L. Stageman Jan 2013

"These Illegals": Personhood, Profit, And The Political Economy Of Punishment In Federal-Local Immigration Enforcement Partnerships, Daniel L. Stageman

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Contemporary popular discourse linking immigration and immigrants to crime has proved extremely difficult to dislodge, despite clear evidence that immigrant labor provides broad and direct economic benefits to a significant proportion of the US population. The criminalizing discourse directed at immigrants may in part be functional, by leading to restrictionist immigration policies and practices and subjecting immigrants to intensified economic exploitation.

This study examines the economic context in which state and local governments adopt restrictionist immigration policies and practices, and implicates the political economy of punishment (Rusche and Kirchheimer, Punishment and social structure. New York: Columbia University Press, 1939) not ...