"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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Serafino, Nina M.; Beittel, June S.; Ploch Blanchard, Lauren & Rosen, Liana January 29, 2014.

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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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Serafino, Nina M.; Beittel, June S.; Ploch Blanchard, Lauren & Rosen, Liana. "Leahy Law" Human Rights Provisions and Security Assistance: Issue Overview, report, January 29, 2014; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc276880/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.