Report Explores Best Path for Brexit

August 24, 2016

A report published by the Competitive Enterprise Institute outlines how the UK can best promote economic prosperity as it negotiates its departure from the EU, including by establishing a unique trading relationship with the bloc and forming a commission to jettison EU regulations that threaten economic freedom.

UN Concedes Involvement in Haiti Cholera Outbreak

August 24, 2016

George Russell reports that, under pressure from a class action lawsuit and a critical draft report from a human rights mandate holder, the UN Secretary-General's office has communicated its plans to "do much more" to remedy the UN's involvement in a cholera outbreak in Haiti caused by the organization's peacekeepers in 2010.

Report Warns of Islamist Recruitment in Mosques, Refugee Facilities

August 24, 2016

A new intelligence report by Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution identifies the national security risks associated with challenges in monitoring the systematic recruitment efforts by the Islamic State and other Islamist groups inside Germany's mosques and refugee centers.

UN Agents: Sports Organizers Must Restrict Food Ads

August 24, 2016

The UN Special Rapporteurs on the right to food and the right to health have released a statement calling on organizers of major sporting events, including the International Olympic Committee, to ban advertisements of "unhealthy foods" during their events.

 

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  • UN Concedes Involvement in Haiti Cholera Outbreak

    August 24, 2016

    George Russell reports that, under pressure from a class action lawsuit and a critical draft report from a human rights mandate holder, the UN Secretary-General's office has communicated its plans to "do much more" to remedy the UN's involvement in a cholera outbreak in Haiti caused by the organization's peacekeepers in 2010.

     
  • UNHCR Applauds Refugee Pledge in Americas

    August 17, 2016

    As the UN prepares for a September summit on the resettlement of refugees, the UN High Commissioner on Refugees has praised a San Jose Action Statement agreed by countries across the Americas pledging to bolster protections for refugees from Central America.

     
  • UN Agents Call for "Culturally Sensitive" Education

    August 17, 2016

    A group of UN human rights mandate holders have published a statement calling for governments to permit indigenous people to organize and control their own education systems to promote "culturally and linguistically appropriate" schooling.

     
 
  • UN Agents: Sports Organizers Must Restrict Food Ads

    August 24, 2016

    The UN Special Rapporteurs on the right to food and the right to health have released a statement calling on organizers of major sporting events, including the International Olympic Committee, to ban advertisements of "unhealthy foods" during their events.

     
  • Development Bank Pushes Disclosure of Corporate Owners

    August 17, 2016

    Echoing calls from human rights activists who promote a global clampdown on corporate tax avoidance to fund their economic, social, and cultural rights agenda, the African Development Bank Group is supporting international efforts to require the disclosure of corporate ownership in order to permit tax authorities to track the flow of business revenues.

     
  • NGO Pushes for BHR Focus in Migrant Support

    August 10, 2016

    A submission from the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre to the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants outlines how the nongovernmental organization is pushing for companies to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in promoting the rights and "economic security" of refugees and migrants around the world.

     
 
  • Report Explores Best Path for Brexit

    August 24, 2016

    A report published by the Competitive Enterprise Institute outlines how the UK can best promote economic prosperity as it negotiates its departure from the EU, including by establishing a unique trading relationship with the bloc and forming a commission to jettison EU regulations that threaten economic freedom.

     
  • MEPs Threaten Funding Cut-off for Refusing Migrants

    August 24, 2016

    Politico reports that two German Members of the European Parliament have called on the EU to withhold promised funding from countries, such as Hungary and Poland, that are resisting an EU plan to resettle migrants throughout the bloc.

     
  • UK Eyes Europol Exit

    August 12, 2016

    Politico reports that officials from the new British Government, which took office following the UK's vote to leave the EU, are considering as part of their Brexit policy a departure from Europol, an EU law enforcement agency that, beginning in 2017, will be overseen by the European Parliament and will gain more authority to fight terrorism.

     
 
  • Report Warns of Islamist Recruitment in Mosques, Refugee Facilities

    August 24, 2016

    A new intelligence report by Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution identifies the national security risks associated with challenges in monitoring the systematic recruitment efforts by the Islamic State and other Islamist groups inside Germany's mosques and refugee centers.

     
  • Jordan Arrests Satirist for Blasphemy Against Islam

    August 24, 2016

    A well-known Jordanian satirist widely known in the country for his public declarations of non-belief has been arrested on charges of blasphemy against Islam after he published an anti-Islamic State cartoon depicting an IS member in conversation with God.

     
  • OIC Chief's Visit to Bangladesh Signals South Asian Focus

    August 24, 2016

    The Saudi Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is making his third trip in as many years to Bangladesh at the start of a four-country, South Asian junket by the OIC chief, highlighting the region's importance to the 57-member-state organization whose charter is dedicated to promoting the interests of the global Muslim community in line with sharia law.