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    • Commons Briefing papers: Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
    • Lords Library Notes: Authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
    • POSTbriefs: Responsive policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on mini-literature reviews and peer review, typically commissioned by select committees and library research services.
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The Euro-zone: Year One
Published Monday, March 27, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-34
The Euro-zone: year one. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/34.
Russia: the presidential election and future prospects
Published Thursday, March 23, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-33
Russia: the presidential election and future prospects. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/33.
Human rights in the EU: the charter of fundamental rights
Published Monday, March 20, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-32
Human rights in the EU: the charter of fundamental rights. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/32.

Topic: Human rights

European Defence: From Portschach to Helsinki
Published Monday, February 21, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-20
The past 18 months have witnessed a new urgency and purpose in the search for a more distinct and capable European defence identity. From early initiatives at St Malo, through the experience of the war in Kosovo and NATO’s 50th Anniversary, to the EU Helsinki summit, the pace of development has been rapid.
The Conflict in Chechnya
Published Monday, February 7, 2000 | Commons Briefing papers RP00-14
The conflict in Chechnya. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/14.
Terrorism Bill (Bill 10 1999/2000)
Published Monday, December 13, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-101
The Terrorism Bill (Bill 10 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/101.
The prospects for Russia
Published Monday, November 8, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-87
The prospects for Russia. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/87.
Kosovo: KFOR and Reconstruction
Published Friday, June 18, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-66
Kosovo: KFOR and reconstruction. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/66
Kosovo: operation Allied Force
Published Thursday, April 29, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-48
Kosovo: operation 'Allied force'. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/48.
Kosovo: NATO and Military Action
Published Wednesday, March 24, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-34
Kosovo: NATO and military action. House of Commons Research Paper 99/34.
Trade dispute between the EU and the USA over bananas
Published Friday, March 12, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-28
The trade dispute between the EU and the USA over bananas. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/28.

Topic: North America

Iraq: Desert Fox and Policy Developments
Published Wednesday, February 10, 1999 | Commons Briefing papers RP99-13
Iraq: "Desert Fox" and Policy developments. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/13.
Cuba and the Helms-Burton Act
Published Monday, December 14, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-114
Cuba and the Helms-Burton Act. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/114.
The New Government in Germany
Published Friday, October 30, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-94
The new Government in Germany. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/94.
Kosovo: The Diplomatic and Military Options
Published Tuesday, October 27, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-93
Kosovo: The diplomatic and military options. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/93.
Democracy in Russia
Published Wednesday, October 7, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-89
Democracy in Russia. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/89.
Criminal Justice (Terrorism and Conspiracy) Bill: Bill 244 of 1997/98
Published Wednesday, September 2, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-87
Criminal Justice (Terrorism and Conspiracy) Bill: Bill 244 of 1997/98. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/87.
EMU: the constitutional implications
Published Monday, July 27, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-78
EMU: the constitutional implications. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/78.
The Landmines Bill
Published Thursday, July 9, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-74
The Landmines Bill. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/74.

Topic: Arms control

Kosovo
Published Tuesday, July 7, 1998 | Commons Briefing papers RP98-73
Kosovo. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/73

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