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March 4-7, 2015

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December 10-13, 2014

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October 31-November 2, 2014

Pakistan

Disasters in South Asia. Karachi: Pakistan Institute of Labor Education and Research

Memon, Naseer. Disasters in South Asia. Karachi: Pakistan Institute of Labor Education and Research, May 2012. Accessed 23 June 2014.http://workspace.unpan.org/sites/internet/Documents/S40012%20Disasters%20in%20South%20Asia%20a%20Regional%20Perspective.pdf.
This book provides exceptionally good information about all the countries in South Asia. The author covers each country and provides a brief summary of the past natural disasters the particular country has experienced.

Disaster Risk Management in South Asia: A Regional Overview

“Disaster Risk Management in South Asia: A Regional Overview.” The World Bank. Dec 2012. Accessed 23 June 2014. http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Disaster%20Risk....
This report is supported by the World Bank, the South Asia Region Disaster Risk Management Climate Change Unit as well as the Sustainable Development Network and focuses on disaster risk management in South Asia as a whole.

Chapter 8: Natural Disasters

“Chapter 8: Natural Disasters.” The World Bank. Nov 2009. Accessed 21 June 2014. http://siteresources.worldbank.org/SOUTHASIAEXT/Resources/Publications/4....
This chapter focuses on different aspects of natural disasters in South Asia including casualties, damages, hazard risks, and climate change.

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

A/RES/39/46. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. 10 December 1984. Accessed 31 July 2014. http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/39/a39r046.htm.
This UN General Assembly Resolution is the primary treaty against torture and inhuman punishment of any individual.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

A/RES/217/A(III). The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 10 December 1948. Accessed 28 May 2014. http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/.
This is primary source on the basic human rights each individual is entitled to.

United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

A/RES/55/25. United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. 15 November 2000. Accessed 26 May 2014. https://treaties.un.org/pages/viewdetails.aspx?src=ind&mtdsg_no=xviii-12....
This General Assembly resolution adopts the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime as the primary international treatise to formulate legislation pertaining to transnational organized crime.

Out of wedlock, into school: combatting child marriage through education

Out of wedlock, into school: combatting child marriage through education. The Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown. Last modified 2012. Accessed 29 June 2014. http://educationenvoy.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Child-Marriage.pdf. Many societies encourage girls to end their educations early in order to get married, and this report suggests how ensuring girls stay in school can combat the problem of child marriages.

The Last Dispatch: Journalists and Media Staff Killed in 2011

“The Last Dispatch: Journalists and Media Staff Killed in 2011.” The International Federation of Journalists (2012). Accessed 24 July 2014. http://ifj-safety.org/assets/docs/171/255/ 675a5ab-75d62ff.pdf.

This source provides data on the number of journalists and media workers killed and assaulted in 2011.

The Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Contemporary Conflict: A Legal and Ethical Analysis

Kreps, Sarah, John Kaag. “The Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Contemporary Conflict: A Legal and Ethical Analysis.” Polity 44, No.2 (2012): 260–285. Accessed 30 June 2014. http://www.palgrave-journals.com.ezproxy.lib.utah.edu/polity/journal/v44.... This article analyzes the legality and ethicality of drone strikes in modern day warfare.

Pakistan Statement by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism

Emmerson, Ben. “Pakistan: Statement by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism.” United Nations Human Rights, 15 March 2013. Accessed 22 May 2014. http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=13148&L... Emmerson releases a statement on his talks with Pakistan 11-13 March about the U.S. UAV strikes in their country.