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  • HRW Highlights UNHRC Credibility Issues

    October 28, 2016

    Underlining the credibility problems faced by a human rights body that permits the inclusion of authoritarian regimes within its ranks, Human Rights Watch has called on members of the UN Human Rights Council to vote against Russia and Saudi Arabia's bids for UNHRC seats due to their unlawful attacks in foreign countries.

  • Paper Seeks Robust Rights Focus in Climate Measures

    October 28, 2016

    Wil Burns of the Centre for International Governance Innovation writes that governments should adopt a global framework integrating the global human rights agenda in "climate geoengineering" measures used to combat global warming under the UN climate deal set to enter into force this year.

  • HRW Seeks Strengthened OSCE Rights Monitoring

    October 05, 2016

    During the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's annual human rights meeting, Human Rights Watch called on the OSCE to drop its consensus-based process in order to permit human rights monitoring and reporting over the objection of one or more of the organization's members.

  • Article Calls for Reassertion of WTO Relevance

    October 05, 2016

    Lamenting the complex "spaghetti bowl" of international trade agreements that bypass the World Trade Organization, Maria Panezi of the Centre for International Governance Innovation has called on the WTO to reassert itself by reviewing and, if necessary, taking legal action to promote transparency in these agreements.

  • AI Decries "Ineffective" UN Refugee Agreement

    September 21, 2016

    Amnesty International has criticized the "abject failure" of a recent UN summit in New York to resolve the global migration crisis, as Secretary General of the nongovernmental organization Salil Shetty blames "national self-interest" for the rejection of a binding deal that would have required countries to commit to taking in a certain number of refugees each year.

  • NGOs Seek NHRI Involvement in Rights Education

    September 19, 2016

    In a recent panel discussion at the UN Human Rights Council, the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions called on countries to consult their national human rights institutions in implementing "human rights education" programs to teach children about the global human rights agenda.

  • NGOs Criticize German Efforts on UN Climate Deal

    September 16, 2016

    Sören Amelang writes that nongovernmental organizations are criticizing the German government's 30-year plan on climate change, announced at the 2015 UN summit in Paris on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, for failing to include a firm deadline for a German "coal exit."

  • Paper Calls for Centralized Criteria for Crisis Lending

    September 14, 2016

    Beatrice Weder di Mauro of the Centre for International Governance Innovation writes that, as current president of the G-20 group of countries, the German government should work toward the establishment of harmonized criteria and requirements for access to the "global safety net" of international crisis lending.

  • NGOs Criticize Lack of G-20 Timeline on Climate

    September 09, 2016

    According to the website Climate Home, leaders from environmental groups are praising action at the recent summit of the G-20 group of countries in China on "green finance" initiatives to reduce global warming but are pushing for timelines in which countries must halt subsidies to fossil fuel producers.

  • Oxfam Seeks More Ambitious G-20 Agenda

    September 07, 2016

    The nongovernmental organization Oxfam has criticized the G-20 group of countries for what it calls insufficient progress at its recent summit in Hangzhou, China, in cracking down on corporate tax avoidance, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and immediately acting to resettle displaced refugees and migrants.

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