The Lieber Code, signed into law by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 during the American Civil War, was a domestic regulation of the United States Army. When, in 1899, the Hague Convention sought to codify the rules of war, it drew heavily on Lieber’s 157 articles, in which he had set out guidelines to insure that civilians and prisoners of war would be protected, despite the fighting around them. It officially codified the rules of behavior in times of war including the application of martial law, treatment of non-combatants, prisoners of war, and hostages. It also addressed pillage, spying, truces, prisoner exchanges and paroles. This code served as a working paper for the delegates to an international peace conference that included the major European
The Army National Guard has a federal statement that deals with any crisis that involves the United States. Their mission statement is to properly maintain and equipped units that are available for prompt mobilization for war, national emergency, or as otherwise needed is the federal statement. The Mississippi National Guard provides trained and ready forces to accomplish mission requirements for State, Homeland Defense, and National Security and to contribute to the Communities in which we live, work and serve is the current MSARNG mission statement (Department of the Army, 2013). The redefined mission statement will state that the MSARNG will be responsible for providing skilled, qualified and competent Soldiers who will be able to lead any mission in support of protecting, securing and responding to the threat of violence against any citizen in the
The Military and the National Response Framework Whenever disaster occurs, the federal government is tasked to response to such a disaster. In order to make the response more efficient, all levels of government and other bodies are guided by the National Response Framework (NRF). As a
Then, the social workers are Katrina Carroll, Jill Epstein-Molter, Latoya Lowe, Kassmeir Smith and Delita Galanos. At the bottom of the pyramid are support staff: crisis interventionist: Jae Curtis and case manager associate Natalie Daniels. The Martin Pollak Project, Inc. is ethically and legally required to accept and serve regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, etc. This agency purposely hires different staff members that are racially and ethnically diverse. In the past and currently the Martin Pollak Project, Inc. has maintained a multiracial/multicultural staff that is representative of the clients they serve.
It is fitting that the speech of November 14, 2015, dealt with “giving veterans a chance” (“Weekly Address: Giving Veterans Their Chance” n.p.). In terms of Machiavelli’s principles, the leader of the country rules the nation by employing its “old conditions, and not being unlike in customs, [people] will live quietly together” (Machiavelli 6). The United States is an example of such a place, where every new rulers have different policies, but exhaust every
The Act favored uniformity in advanced directives across states. Individuals with advanced directives may presume the advance directive written in their state will be valid in every other state they travel in, much like a driver’s license is valid as you travel from state to state. However, because of the disparity in states’ laws, there is the potentiality an advance directive drawn up in one state will be regarded invalid and not recognized by healthcare providers in another state. The Full Faith and Credit Clause, Article IV, Section 1, of the United States Constitution, requires each of the states honor the “public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state.” The Clause should ensure an advance health care directive executed in one state, compatible to that particular state’s laws, is valid in every other state. However, the reality may be that an out-of-state advance directive is not always respected (Anderson, D., 2012).
The MyCAA program is not currently available for spouses of Coast Guard personnel because the USCG is governed by the Department of Homeland Security and not the DOD. Additionally, if you are a spouse who is also an active duty member, you
Rules: With regard to international armed conflicts, the four Geneva Conventions (GC I to IV) and Additional Protocol I and II contain various provisions specifically dealing with both of Prisoners of War, Civilians protection to prevent any kind of violations that may happen toward them. The Forth Geneva convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War has set rules governing the issue of civilians who found themselves under enemy’s possession. Article 5 of the 4th GC has identified who are protected persons with putting conditions to be considered as protected with the privileges of having the statue of protected persons at article 27 of the same convention. Third Geneva Convention in particular has recognized group of rights with regarded to POWs such as the right to be humanely treated at article 13, correspondence at article 71, the right to gain a sufficient food in quantity and quality at article 26 and the right to not be subjected to torture and question at article 17 where every prisoner of war “when questioned on the subject, is bound to give only his surname, first names and rank, date of birth, and army, regimental, personal or serial number, or failing this, equivalent information” Moreover, the use of weapons and means that have indiscriminate effects such as poisonous gas and bombs which also would aggravate the suffering recognized as prohibited to use due to the amount of damage it causes upon civilians as well as the environment
Historical Background The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced as a milestone to prevent unequal treatment to individuals based on their race, color, sex, national origin, and religion. Along with barring inadequate submission of voter registration conditions, racial segregation in employment, schools, and public accommodation. In March of 1961, the President of the United States sign executive orders, which was the first phrase of the affirmative action that was initiated by President Kennedy. In 1969, President Lyndon Johnson went further to require that all contract workers be covered and that all entrance level federal service workers be giving equivalent rights as male workers and that a sufficient program be in place to carry out
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a federal agency that administers and enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination. The EEOC has investigated cases of discrimination complaints based on an individual’s race, color, natural origin, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic informal and retaliation for reporting, and participating and/or opposing a discriminator practice since 2011. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission which was establish by Congress, to enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. With headquarters in Washington, DC and 50 filled offices nationwide, EEOC is the Federal Government’s premier civil rights agency. According to this case even as late as 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity
From the nation 's earliest days, Congress has struggled with the elemental issue of the national government 's correct role in fostering economic development. Henry Clay 's "American System," devised within the burst of nationalism that followed the War of 1812, remains one in all the foremost traditionally important samples of a government-sponsored program to harmonize and balance the nation 's agriculture, commerce, and business. Anglo-American Accords wherever series of agreements reached within the British-American Convention of 1818 that fastened the western boundary between the U.S. and North American nation at the forty ninth Parallel, allowed for the joint occupation of the Beaver State Country, and renovated yankee fishing rights
These tragic events also highlighted the need for improvements in emergency management, incident response, and coordination processes across the United States (Shusta, et al., p. 268, 2015). The National Incident Management System (NIMS) was established by the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-5), and is under the control of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) (Shusta, et al., p. 268, 2015). The purpose of the NIMS is to enable federal, state, tribal and local governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other manmade disasters (Shusta, et al., p. 268, 2015). This learner assumes that the sharing of information between the different agencies and organizations is very important to all aspects of terrorism and disaster
ring the IDES Ensure that the RSM and family has access toa ll medical and non-medical care management services including, but not limited to medical care, rehabilitation, education, employment-related programs, and disability benefits Oversee the CRP, anticipating future challenges during phases of recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration Identify gaps in non-medical services, intervene as necessary to expedie outcomes and assists with coordination of resrouces to develop and improve outcomes for enhanced delivery of nonmedical services Facilitate an efficient, effective, and smooth rehabilition and transition back to active duty or civilian life as a veteran through coordination with appropriate personnel Coodinate local and state resources, including referral to Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies, state, and local services and agencies Collects, maintains and analyzes data for planning and reporting purposes in accordance with governing program guidance Maintains detailed records fo RSMs to document delivery of benefits and medical and non-medical care Assist the RSM , and family and/or caregiver to navigate through the continuum of care which involves initial assessment, comprehensive assessment, linkage to family support programs and
When George W. Bush was proposing to congress why the Department of Homeland Security needed to formally become a government department he explained that, “The President proposes to create a new Department of Homeland Security, the most significant transformation of the U.S. government in over half-century by largely transforming and realigning the current confusing patchwork of government activities into a single department whose primary mission is to protect our homeland. The creation of a Department of Homeland Security is one more key step in the President’s national strategy for homeland security” (Bush “The Department” 1). In 2002 the Department of Homeland Security formally became a department of government after congress passed the Homeland Security Act (Homeland Security – Creation of the department of Homeland Security). The Homeland Security Act of 2002 states that, “the primary mission of the Department is to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorism, and to minimize the damage, and assist in the recovery, from terrorist attacks that do occur