The Resource "Leahy Law" human rights provisions and security assistance : issue overview, Nina M. Serafino, coordinator, June S. Beittel, Lauren Ploch Blanchard, Liana Rosen

"Leahy Law" human rights provisions and security assistance : issue overview, Nina M. Serafino, coordinator, June S. Beittel, Lauren Ploch Blanchard, Liana Rosen

Label
"Leahy Law" human rights provisions and security assistance : issue overview
Title
"Leahy Law" human rights provisions and security assistance
Title remainder
issue overview
Statement of responsibility
Nina M. Serafino, coordinator, June S. Beittel, Lauren Ploch Blanchard, Liana Rosen
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First sponsored in the late 1990s by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the 'Leahy laws' (sometimes referred to as the 'Leahy amendments') are currently manifest in two places: one is Section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA), as amended, which prohibits the furnishing of assistance authorized by the FAA and the Arms Export Control Act to any foreign security force unit that is credibly believed to have committed a gross violation of human rights. The second is a recurring provision in annual defense appropriations that prohibits the use of Department of Defense (DOD) funds to support any training program (as defined by DOD) involving a foreign security force unit if there is credible information that the unit has committed a gross violation of human rights. The Leahy laws touch upon many issues of interest to Congress. These range from current vetting practices and implementation (involving human rights standards, relations and policy objectives with specific countries, remediation mechanisms, and inter-office and inter-agency coordination, among other issues), to legislative efforts to increase alignment between the Foreign Assistance Act and DOD restrictions, to levels and forms of resources dedicated to conduct vetting. More broadly, overarching policy questions persist about the utility and desirability of applying the Leahy laws, and the appropriate balance between promoting respect for human rights and maintaining the ability to fulfill other U.S. policy goals relating to national security needs
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NjRocCCS
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HeinOnline
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Serafino, Nina M
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z663.6
LC item number
.L432 2014a ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Beittel, June S.
  • Blanchard, Lauren Ploch
  • Rosen, Liana
  • Library of Congress
Series statement
  • CRS report
  • HeinOnline U.S. Congressional documents
Series volume
R43361
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  • United States.
  • Military assistance, American
  • Human rights
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specialized
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"Leahy Law" human rights provisions and security assistance : issue overview, Nina M. Serafino, coordinator, June S. Beittel, Lauren Ploch Blanchard, Liana Rosen
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"January 29, 2014."
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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black and white
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text
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txt
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ccn00653047
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unknown
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1 online resource (25 pages)
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one file format
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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remote
Label
"Leahy Law" human rights provisions and security assistance : issue overview, Nina M. Serafino, coordinator, June S. Beittel, Lauren Ploch Blanchard, Liana Rosen
Publication
Distribution
Note
"January 29, 2014."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ccn00653047
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (25 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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