August 25, 2016
Think tank TechFreedom and a coalition of nongovernmental organizations have called for the US Congress to sue the White House to delay the transition of control of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") from the US to an international array of stakeholders, including some foreign governments accused of speech restrictions.
August 10, 2016
Amnesty International has criticized governments for declining to place on the agenda of an upcoming UN summit on refugee resettlement an expansive "global compact" advocated by AI that would provide for the global governance of refugee distribution in countries around the world.
August 02, 2016
Showing the influence of activist organizations on national missions to the UN Human Rights Council, two nongovernmental organizations recently held a "pledging event" prior to UNHRC elections this autumn to pressure governments to make promises to advance elements of the global human rights agenda upon their election to the body.
July 27, 2016
Amnesty International has criticized a group of countries for placing "selfish national interests" ahead of what AI says are the rights of refugees by seeking to narrow the scope of a "Global Compact" on refugee responsibility-sharing the UN is finalizing for a summit in September.
July 20, 2016
Intellectual Property Watch reports that a letter published by a network of nongovernmental organizations calls on the UN Conference on Trade and Development to reject involvement in the promotion of "trade liberalization" and intellectual property rights and instead should focus on advancing the UN's agenda on "sustainable development."
July 14, 2016
The Danish Institute for Human Rights explains its role in the passage of a UN Human Rights Council resolution that calls for the inclusion of national human rights institutions in developing national policies on human rights education and training.
July 13, 2016
Amnesty International has published a document calling on governments to develop an international system to resettle all refugees meeting UN criteria through which countries would bind themselves to a standard determining the number of refugees for which they should be responsible.
July 11, 2016
Human Rights Watch has criticized a recent ruling of the US Supreme Court effectively blocking the Obama Administration's exemption from deportation of certain illegal migrants in the US for violating the human rights of the migrants who would have been exempted under the executive policy.
June 29, 2016
The nongovernmental initiative the Global Commission on Internet Governance has published a report calling for the creation by governments and other actors of a Social Compact for the Digital Society that provides comprehensive protection for human rights with regard to the internet.
June 16, 2016
Amnesty International has condemned as "illegal" the EU's agreement with Turkey to send asylum seekers from the Middle East who have made their way into the EU back to Turkey, arguing that Turkey's struggling asylum system makes it a non-safe country of return.