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Pakistan

Informal Value Transfer Systems, Terrorism and Money Laundering

Passas, Nikos. Informal Value Transfer Systems, Terrorism and Money Laundering. Washington: National Institute of Justice, 2003. Accessed 2 July 2013. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/208301.pdf
This comprehensive report defines Hawala through explaining informal value transfer systems, and besides discussing the complex process of such practices, it goes on to talk about law enforcement challenges and international legal asymmetries that make such activities possible.

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The Hawala Alternative Remittance System and its Role in Money Laundering.

Jost, Patrick M. and Sandhu, Harjit Singh. The Hawala Alternative Remittance System and its Role in Money Laundering. Washington: U.S Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and INTERPOL, 2000. Accessed 3 July 2013. http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/terrorist-illicit-finance/Docume...
This study not only comprehensively explains why Hawala happens and how it is used to launder money, but also discusses its legality.

Hawala: The Main Facilitator for Middle Eastern Organized Crime Groups

Duaij, Abdulrahman. Hawala: The Main Facilitator for Middle Eastern Organized Crime Groups. PUBP 710 Professor Louise Shelley, 2009. Accessed 2 July 2013. http://traccc.gmu.edu/pdfs/student_research/Al-Khalifa_Hawala.pdf
This study talks about how Hawala is used by organized criminal groups to internationally finance themselves and launder illicitly produced money.

Counterfeit Medicines in less developed countries

Morris, Julian and Stevens, Philip. Counterfeit Medicines in less developed countries. London: International Policy Network, 2006. Accessed 21 June 2013. http://counterfeiting.unicri.it/docs/Ctf%20medicines%20in%20less%20devel...
This report talks about the role of LDCs as producers of counterfeit medicines, the reasons behind this and how the health impact is greater in these countries.

Proliferation: Threat and Response

Office of the Secretary of Defense. Proliferation: Threat and Response. 2001.
This report by the United States Secretary of Defense discusses in detail the threat of nuclear proliferation in numerous states, including India and Pakistan.
https://www.fas.org/irp/threat/prolif00.pdf

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The Challenge of Slums

“The Challenge of Slums.” UN-HABITAT Global Report on Human Settlements. 2003. www.unhabitat.org/pmss/getElectronicVersion.aspx?nr=1156&alt=1.

This report goes into great detail about the various aspects of the slum issue, covering and describing the causes, the current status, what has been done, and the regions most effected.

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The Responsibility to Protect (R2P): Moving the Campaign Forward

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P): Moving the Campaign Forward. California: Human Rights Center Religion, Politics and Globalization Program International Human Rights Law Clinic University of California, Berkeley, 2007. Accessed 6 July 2013. http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/HRC/Publications_R2P_10-2007.pdf. Report covers NGOs’ effort towards preserving the R2P concept.

Global Hunger Declining But Still Unacceptably High

Global Hunger Declining But Still Unacceptably High. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessed 20 July 2013. http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/al390e/al390e00.pdf.
This report discusses the progress that the world has been able to achieve in regards the first Millennium Development Goal, and how the world can continue to achieve progress through better food distribution.

State of Health of Migrants 2007: Mandatory Testing. Kuala Lumpur

State of Health of Migrants 2007: Mandatory Testing. Kuala Lumpur: CARAM Asia, 2007. Accessed 9 July 2013. http://www.caramasia.org/docs/publications/SOHreports/SoH_Report_2007.pdf.
This is another report by CARAM about migrant workers, and the effects of HIV testing at borders. Although neither of the above sources are specific to travel restrictions, the presence of testing and the disregard for privacy and rights is imperative for the committee to discuss. It is also closely related to the topic of travel restrictions, making me tempted to change the topic title to travel and HIV/AIDS.

Affordability of Public Transport in Developing Countries

Carruthers, Robin, Malise Dick, and Anuja Saurkar. Affordability of Public Transport in Developing Countries. Washington D.C.: The World Bank Group. Accessed 23 June 2013. http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTTRANSPORT/214578-1099319223335/204...
This study explores the connection between urban transportation and urban poverty, focusing on the particular effects of low mobility on the urban poor.