Transnational Bodies

  • BRICS Creates Institutions of Global Economic Governance

    July 23, 2014

    The BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - have announced their creation of a development bank and emergency reserve fund to further multinational cooperation and control of their "emerging" economies in the face of the existing institutions of global economic governance.

  • OSCE: U.S. Net Neutrality Rules Restrict Media Freedom

    July 14, 2014

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") has warned the U.S. that its net neutrality rules, which allow telecommunications providers to discriminate on the basis of content, violate its OSCE commitments on free expression and the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

  • Nowak: West Should Strengthen Global Economic Governance

    July 14, 2014

    Bartlomiej Nowak has published an article calling for international institutions such as the International Monetary Fund to adapt to cover new issues in global economic governance and for Western countries to relinquish some of their authority in such institutions to allow developing countries to increase their role.

  • ICANN Meeting Stokes Concerns over Global Internet Governance

    July 11, 2014

    Brett Schaefer and Paul Rosenzweig write that controversies erupting at the public meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") raise concerns that the U.S. turnover of ICANN governance to the international community could result in a lack of transparency and accountability.

  • OSCE Expresses Concerns on Canadian Copyright Ruling

    July 11, 2014

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") has voiced its concern that a Canadian court ruling ordering Google to take down links worldwide to the website of a company found liable for copyright and trademark infringement could chill free expression.

  • OECD Calls for Wealth Redistribution

    July 11, 2014

    The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") has published a report calling on countries to establish "effective redistributive policies" to restrict income inequality and promote future economic growth.

  • ACLU Petitions International Commission on Executions in U.S.

    June 20, 2014

    The American Civil Liberties Union ("ACLU") has filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights arguing that scheduled executions in Missouri and Oklahoma should not proceed due to international law prohibiting cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment.

  • Report: U.S. Must Reform Internet Body Before Transition

    June 19, 2014

    A Heritage Foundation background paper calls on the U.S. not to relinquish control of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") without reforming ICANN to increase its transparency and accountability and to prevent its control by governments opposed to a free internet.

  • Commission on Online Global Governance Concludes First Session

    June 19, 2014

    The Global Commission on Internet Governance recently concluded its first meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, focusing on such issues as privacy protection and "governance modalities," and deciding that its next meeting will emphasize potential negative effects of fragmentation of internet governance.

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