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  • 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."

  • 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.

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