Kelly: The New Romantic NationalismSeptember 20, 2017
In recent remarks at the Annual Meeting of the Federalist Society's European Judicial Network, Jim Kelly described a New Romantic Nationalism.
A group of UN human rights mandate holders has warned that UK authorities are threatening the "economic, social, and cultural rights" of residents and shop owners in the area of an indoor market in London by proceeding with plans for a development project that requires their displacement.
Highlighting the nontraditional human rights agenda pushed by global nongovernmental organizations in developing countries, Amnesty International has asserted it will "fight back" against Brazilian legal reforms it views as violating human rights, including banning abortion, loosening gun restrictions, and restricting teaching on "sexual and reproductive health rights."
The nongovernmental organization Centre for International Governance Innovation has published a paper calling for the Group of 20 (G20) countries to initiate a "global ocean governance process" aimed at multilateral cooperation pushing for the "sustainability" of the world's oceans.
The Washington Post reports that the Trump Administration has preemptively halted the implementation of a rule adopted by the previous administration requiring companies with over 100 employees to report salary data on the basis of race and sex to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Dr. Fiona David of the Walk Free Foundation writes that, in order to ensure compliance with proliferating laws requiring reporting and "due diligence" on forced labor, investors must demand that companies in which they invest put in place policies aimed at ensuring respect for labor rights in their operations and supply chains.
Reuters reports that a group of Norwegian financial entities have disputed a legal claim from Energy Transfer Partners LP that they divested from its Dakota Access Pipeline project as a result of pressure from activist organizations, asserting that the decision was based instead on the "unacceptable risk of contributing to serious or systematic human rights violations."
In a recent interview, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for the EU to take into account countries' lack of cooperation with the EU's refugee resettlement scheme for asylum seekers from the Middle East and North Africa in future negotiations over EU development funding.
The Independent reports that Dr. Tobias Lock of Edinburgh University has highlighted the extent to which EU provisions on social rights currently trump UK law by warning that the UK "repeal" bill transferring EU rules into British law will give government officials the authority to change or eliminate certain European employment and other standards.
The Guardian reports that the governments of France, Germany, Austria, Denmark, and Norway have called on the European Commission to propose legislation doubling from two years to four years the time in which countries in the passport-free Schengen travel area facing "exceptional circumstances" such as terror threats can impose controls on their borders.
The ongoing military decline of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria is creating a paradoxical new threat to Mideast stability, as the degradation of the Sunni caliphate has removed a significant impediment to the project of global Shiite radical imperialism supported by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Islamic State (IS) operatives are targeting students in Ireland's university system to dupe them into establishing bank accounts that can be used for money laundering and false documentation to support Islamist terrorism.
The Islamic State (IS) has developed a lethal drone fleet with both surveillance and attack capabilities, amounting to an emerging, resilient threat to Western and global stability that may threaten critical infrastructure inside the United States.
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