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  • HRW Seeks ICC Probe of Israel, Palestine

    June 15, 2016

    Human Rights Watch has published an article calling on the International Criminal Court's Prosecutor to turn the preliminary investigation of potential "war crimes" committed by Israel and Palestine  into a formal probe, including of the construction of Israeli civilian settlements in "occupied" Palestinian territories.

  • UN, NGOs Adopt "Action Plan" on Education Lobbying

    June 14, 2016

    At a recent conference in South Korea, the UN and nongovernmental organizations in attendance announced the establishment of an "action plan" that guides NGOs around the world to lobby their governments on supporting educational provisions in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

  • AI Calls on UNHRC to Push Abortion Decriminalization

    June 09, 2016

    Amnesty International has published a statement to the UN Human Rights Council calling on the body to pressure governments around the world to reform criminal laws "punishing women's and girls' sexual and reproductive choices," including those prohibiting abortion.

  • NGO Seeks Tougher International Line on Eastern Europe

    June 09, 2016

    The Foreign Policy Centre has produced a report seeking to explain why some international organizations, including the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, take what it views as a non-critical stance on countries from the former Soviet Union and calling on governments to better scrutinize their foreign delegations to prevent corruption and "capture."

  • NGOs Express Concern on International Cooperation

    June 03, 2016

    The Council on Foreign Relations' initiative of 26 global nongovernmental organizations called the Council of Councils has found certain efforts at intergovernmental cooperation across the global to be lacking, particularly in the areas of terrorism and preventing conflicts within countries.

  • AI Seeks Abandonment of British Bill of Rights Plans

    June 03, 2016

    In a submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Amnesty International raises concerns that the introduction of a British Bill of Rights to replace the current UK Human Rights Act would violate Britain's international legal obligations and calls for the removal of restrictions on abortion in Northern Ireland.

  • Oxfam: UN Climate Deal Fails at "Adaptation" Funding

    May 23, 2016

    A report released by Oxfam asserts that the UN climate deal agreed in Paris in December 2015 fails to require sufficient financial pledges to fund efforts by poor countries to adapt to the effects of climate change.

  • NGO: Governments Must Integrate Rights into Climate Action

    May 20, 2016

    The Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice has produced a publication that calls on governments to integrate "the full range of human rights," including economic, social, and cultural rights, into their action to address climate change and seeks the inclusion of human rights considerations in national reports on climate action under the recent UN climate deal.

  • HRW: Return of Migrants to Libya Violates International Law

    May 18, 2016

    An article published by Human Rights Watch asserts that the pushback by the EU or NATO of "anyone" attempting to migrate from Libya to Europe violates international and European law and calls on authorities to bring such migrants to the EU for processing of their claims to asylum.

  • Academic Calls for Permanent Multinational Investment Court

    May 18, 2016

    Markus Krajewski of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg has called for the EU to push in its negotiations with the US over the provisions of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership for the creation of a permanent, multinational court with full-time judges that resolves disputes between investors and governments.

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