International Organizations

  • HRW: U.S. Violates Treaty Obligations on Racial Discrimination

    July 30, 2014

    Human Rights Watch ("HRW") argues that the U.S. is in violation of its treaty obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination for, among other things, the disproportionate impact of the country's agricultural laws and the refusal of some states to extend Medicaid.

  • UN Considers Palestinian Request for "Protection System"

    July 30, 2014

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has reported to the UN Security Council that he is considering a request from Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to place Palestine under a UN "protection system" that would protect Palestinians against "Israeli aggression" and alleged human rights violations.

  • NGO: U.K. Justice Bill Would Violate UN Treaty Rights

    July 30, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization ("NGO") Client Earth has criticized a U.K. bill that it says would reduce court access for plaintiffs in environmental suits and is calling for the bill to be amended to take into account the UN's Aarhus Convention on the right to access justice for environmental claims.

  • NGOs: U.S. Surveillance Chills Freedom of Press, Access to Counsel

    July 30, 2014

    Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union have published a report arguing that mass surveillance by the U.S. Government has impeded the work of journalists and lawyers, who are concerned that their communications are being monitored.

  • UN Schools in Gaza Used to Store Rockets

    July 28, 2014

    The UN has announced that it has made two discoveries of rockets stored at UN-run schools in Gaza, and that the first set of rockets, which the UN delivered to local authorities, have since gone missing.

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