"Leahy Law" Human Rights Provisions and Security Assistance: Issue Overview

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This report provides background on the Leahy laws, including a brief history of their legislative development; an overview guide to the standards and processes used to "vet"--that is, review and clear--foreign military and other security forces for gross violations of human rights; and a brief review of salient issues regarding the provisions of the laws and their implementation.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 29, 2014
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Serafino, Nina M.

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Publisher Info: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 29, 2014
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United States
Description:

This report provides background on the Leahy laws, including a brief history of their legislative development; an overview guide to the standards and processes used to "vet"--that is, review and clear--foreign military and other security forces for gross violations of human rights; and a brief review of salient issues regarding the provisions of the laws and their implementation.

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28 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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