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  • UNHRC Resolution Seeks NHRI Education Involvement

    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.

  • AI Proposes Global System to Resettle Refugees

    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.

  • HRW Criticizes Impact of US Ruling on Migrants

    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.

  • NGOs Seek Universal "Social Compact" on Internet

    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.

  • AI: EU-Turkey Migration Agreement Is "Illegal"

    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.

  • Rubin: NGOs Play Politics over Human Rights Agenda

    June 15, 2016

    Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute writes that nongovernmental organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have permitted their political bias to impede their advocacy of important human rights issues across the globe.

  • 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."

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