Kelly: Trump's Warsaw Speech Reflects a Personalist NationalismJuly 13, 2017
In his recent speech in Warsaw, Poland, President Trump set forth a vision for a Personalist Nationalism, the key features of which Pope John Paul II first articulated.
The Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University has assembled a report that examines current and future conflicts over, among other issues, the international legal status of migrants who resettle across borders to escape the purported effects of climate change.
A recently agreed framework established by the UN and the African Union (AU) commits both organizations to the fulfillment on the African continent of the UN's comprehensive social and environmental objectives contained in its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On the occasion of International "Mother Earth Day" in April, UN officials called for national education systems to push students to attain "environmental and climate literacy" in order to create "green voters" and support laws and technology in line with the UN's environmental and "sustainable development" agendas.
A group of nongovernmental organizations has launched an "investor briefing" counseling financiers of renewable energy projects on tools they should use, such as human rights "due diligence" and monitoring, to ensure that these projects comply with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR).
An article from former General Electric Vice President and General Counsel Ben Heineman paints a broad picture of the need for general counsel to steer their corporations toward a concept of "corporate citizenship" resembling the "environmental, social, and governance" responsibilities recommended for businesses by UN agencies and activist groups.
A nongovernmental Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Network has published a paper criticizing voluntary corporate social responsibility commitments as insufficient and calling instead for worker-led initiatives for global labor rights in which workers contract with brands and retailers that agree to recognize human rights in their supply chains.
The British Parliament's Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Committee recently called on the UK Government to remain in the EU's Emissions Trading System, which allocates permission to release set amounts of carbon emissions, and warned against a potentially "disastrous" exit from the EU's nuclear regulatory body following its departure from the bloc.
The Council of Europe’s (CoE) Advisory Committee to the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has criticized Austria for its "inconsistent," non-centralized approach to the legal protection of a wide range of listed national ethnic minorities, including the lack of a central mandate on bilingualism.
In a recent report on the status of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in Europe, Council of Europe (CoE) Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland called for CoE member countries "to take a serious look in the mirror" and evaluate the capability of their institutions to withstand pressures from "nationalist and xenophobic parties."
Canadian police have issued an arrest warrant on a hate crimes charge for a Jordan Imam who sermonized in Montreal's Saint-Michel mosque, where he cited Koranic passages to support his call for killing of Jews.
The intensive competition between Turkey's competing Islamist factions, the governing AKP and the Gulenist movement, is fueling authoritarian nationalism and social unrest in the country, regional instability through jihadist support, and disruptions inside NATO.
In the case of Belgium's conviction of the leader of the "Sharia4Belgium" movement for promoting violence against non-Muslims, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) supported the conviction on the grounds that states may prevent incitement to "hatred, discrimination and violence" and "oppose political movements based on religious fundamentalism."
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