International Organizations

  • UN Committee Calls on Lithuania to Establish NHRI

    June 20, 2014

    As UN bodies and human rights activists push for the development of national human rights institutions ("NHRIs") to advance nontraditional economic, social, and cultural human rights, the UN Committee Against Torture has called on the Lithuanian Government to establish an NHRI.

  • UNOHCHR Calls for Moratorium on Executions in U.S.

    June 20, 2014

    A spokesman for the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights ("UNOHCHR") has referred to the recent prolonged execution by lethal injection of an Oklahoma inmate as evidence that the authorities in the U.S. should impose a moratorium on execution and seek its abolition.

  • 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.

  • Proposed HRC Resolution Pushes BHR Agenda

    June 19, 2014

    A proposed resolution at the UN Human Rights Council ("HRC") calls for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to pressure countries to adopt an aggressive agenda for the promotion of international business and human rights ("BHR") principles.

  • Ban Calls for Commitment to UN Global Ocean Governance

    June 19, 2014

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on countries to commit to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which governs the use of oceans and sets up an international tribunal that decides disputes at sea, and to use it as a basis to fight global warming.

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