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Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operations in Situations of Armed Conflict
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has just launched this guide compiled by the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations which provides information on international law relating to all aspects of humanitarian aid in war. It includes coverage of […]
Launched by Nesta to measure how well cities support start-ups and digital entrepreneurs. This year it has expanded and now covers 60 cities. The methodology ranks cities according to a number of factors including access to finance, infrastructure, mentoring and more. Full details on the website. London has the highest rating and the city file […]
The UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library has digitized 19 books in this important series. Titles in this series include: The United Nations and Apartheid, 1948-1994; United Nations and Human Rights, 1945-1995; The United Nations and Cambodia, 1991-1995; The United Nations and Nuclear Non-proliferation; The United Nations and El Salvador, 1990-1995; The United Nations and Mozambique, 1992-1995; […]
Published this week, the latest Eurobarometer survey of EU citizens on Media pluralism and democracy found that 57% of EU citizens believe that the media in their countries lack independence from political and commercial pressure and 75% of the respondents have experienced hate speech on social media.
…according to the latest annual Freedom on the Internet report from Freedom House. In particular it highlights the restrictions being placed by many countries on instant messaging apps. Download the full text of the report for national rankings to find out which nations are considered the most free and most censored in terms of internet […]
Get the latest data in the 2016 Global Wealth Report from the Credit Suisse Research Institute. It ranks nations by wealth and examines gaps in household wealth between rich and poor in individual nations. It identifies Russia as the world’s most unequal country, with 74.5% of the nation’s wealth controlled by 1% of the people. For […]
Get the latest news and research from this ESRC funded network coordinated by the University of Oxford. Key topics include demography, socio cultural change and governance. Also launched this month the Happy City index which has been created by a company in Bristol and seeks to measure and increase well being. See its 2016 ranking […]
Which university graduates are favoured by employers? See the 2016 ranking of 150 institutions from the Times Higher. It includes definitions of what employers want when they are recruiting in terms of knowledge and experience. Methodology is described on the website.
Find out with the latest annual report form the Social Mobility Commission. It finds in terms of education, earnings and housing significant and often growing disadvantages between rich and poor. One of the key findings, on page 124, is that ‘While a private school student has a 1 in 20 chance of entering Oxbridge, a student […]
Get the data from the latest Library of Congress CRS report Women in Congress, 1917-2016: Biographical and Committee Assignment Information and Listings by State and Congress. The 110 page document lists and provides biographic information on individuals as well as statistics on numbers, parties and roles. For more information on women and parliamentary representation worldwide […]