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  • Report to UN Seeks "Deep Decarbonization" to Avoid Climate Change

    August 06, 2014

    A report from a group of nongovernmental organizations to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the eve of a major climate summit in September calls for countries to pursue "major changes" in their industries and to address "socio-economic development needs" in order to fight climate change.

  • HRW: U.S. Violates Treaty Obligations on Racial Discrimination

    July 30, 2014

    Human Rights Watch ("HRW") argues that the U.S. is in violation of its treaty obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination for, among other things, the disproportionate impact of the country's agricultural laws and the refusal of some states to extend Medicaid.

  • NGO: U.K. Justice Bill Would Violate UN Treaty Rights

    July 30, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization ("NGO") Client Earth has criticized a U.K. bill that it says would reduce court access for plaintiffs in environmental suits and is calling for the bill to be amended to take into account the UN's Aarhus Convention on the right to access justice for environmental claims.

  • NGOs: U.S. Surveillance Chills Freedom of Press, Access to Counsel

    July 30, 2014

    Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union have published a report arguing that mass surveillance by the U.S. Government has impeded the work of journalists and lawyers, who are concerned that their communications are being monitored.

  • NGOs Seek End to Capitalism to Advance Environmental Goals

    July 24, 2014

    Meeting in Venezuela, a group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") focused on environmental issues issued a declaration calling market-based strategies for reducing global warming ineffective and seeking a change from the capitalist system in order to advance their environmental agenda.

  • Nestle Publishes "Action Plan" on Women in Its Supply Chain

    July 18, 2014

    Following pressure from nongovernmental organizations for companies to recognize a duty to protect workers in their supply chain, the multinational company Nestle has published an "action plan" to support the wellbeing of women who work in its cocoa supply chain.

  • AI Calls for UN Investigation of and Embargo on Israel

    July 18, 2014

    Amnesty International ("AI") has called for the UN to launch an international investigation of whether Israel is abiding by international law in its recent missile strikes on Gaza and to impose a weapons embargo on Israel and Palestinian groups.

  • UN Watch: Authoritarian Regimes Benefit from "Rights Proliferation"

    July 14, 2014

    UN Watch argues that when authoritarian governments support the recognition of nontraditional "rights," such as the right to peace and to "international solidarity," at the UN Human Rights Council, they are seeking to conceal their negative human rights records and dilute the meaning of traditional human rights.

  • NGO Seeks Increased Legitimacy for Global Governance

    July 14, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization ("NGO") CIVICUS has called for greater democratic participation of citizens at the international level in order to provide for more legitimacy in institutions of global governance.

  • Oxfam Promotes UN Development Goals on Equality, Climate

    July 14, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization Oxfam has called for the UN to include among its post-2015 "sustainable development goals" the elimination of economic inequality and the countering of global warming.

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