NGO Watch®

  • 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.

  • HRW: Governments Must Protect Rights in Climate Funding

    May 17, 2016

    As government representatives meet in Bonn, Germany, to determine how they will carry out the recently signed UN climate deal, a Human Rights Watch article calls on these representatives to review how best to commit funding to uphold the human rights of people around the world who are affected by global warming.

  • AI: Hungary Security Proposals Threaten Human Rights

    May 17, 2016

    Amnesty International has published a statement warning that the Hungarian government's proposed constitutional amendment that would grant the executive branch expansive powers to confront "terror threat situations" violates international human rights standards requiring strict controls on such emergency powers.

  • AI Calls for Global Compact on Sharing Refugees

    May 17, 2016

    Amnesty International has called on governments participating in various international meetings in 2016 to address the global migration crisis to agree to a "Global Compact" that would establish a permanent system of distributing refugees, including through "expedited" routes in the case of refugee emergencies, based in international human rights and refugee law.

  • ICRC Rejects "Systematic" Detention of Illegal Migrants

    May 04, 2016

    The International Committee of the Red Cross ("ICRC") has published a policy paper calling for strict limits on government use of detention of "irregular migrants" and asserting that the "systematic" detention of such migrants contravenes international human rights law.

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