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Malaysia Looks to Expand Islamic Finance to Stocks and Bonds

ECONOMICS, FINANCE & TRADE

April 9, 2014

Malaysia Looks to Expand Islamic Finance to Stocks and BondsThe government of Malaysia is looking to broaden its Islamic finance sector by moving beyond sharia-compliant real estate instruments into share and bond funds that aim to build private-public collaboration and raise return-on-investment in Islamic finance markets. To read more, click here.

UN Predicts Near-Apocalyptic Results of Global Warming

ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH, SUSTAINABILITY

April 2, 2014

UN Predicts Near-Apocalyptic Results of Global WarmingThe UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has published a report listing a series of catastrophic scenarios it associates with global warming. To read more, click here.

IMF Seeks More Permanent Resources for Global Governance Role

ECONOMICS, FINANCE & TRADE

April 2, 2014

IMF Seeks More Permanent Resources for Global Governance RoleManaging Director of the International Monetary Fund ("IMF") Christine LaGarde writes that the U.S. Congress should approve the transfer of resources at the IMF from a temporary to a permanent fund in order to permit an expanded role of the IMF in "stabilizing the world economy." To read more, click here.

BP Reports on Implementation of BHR Principles

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

April 2, 2014

BP Reports on Implementation of BHR PrinciplesUnder pressure from nongovernmental organizations seeking corporate impact assessments on business and human rights ("BHR"), BP has published a report describing its actions protecting human rights in its operations and its future policies to align its practices with the UN Guiding Principles on BHR. To read more, click here.

UN Chief Meets with OIC Representative on Israeli Temple Mount Action

SECURITY, DIPLOMACY

April 2, 2014

UN Chief Meets with OIC Representative on Israeli Temple Mount ActionThe Secretary General of the UN met yesterday with the Chair of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") and other UN groups regarding their concerns about Israel's recent actions at the holy site of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. To read more, click here.

Muslim Rights Activists Protest Islamophobia in France

HUMAN RIGHTS, SOCIETY & CULTURE

April 2, 2014

Muslim Rights Activists Protest Islamophobia in FranceMuslim activists joined human rights activists to protest the 10th anniversary of France's ban on wearing the hijab in public places, arguing that such laws are Islamophobic. To read more, click here.

Iraq Personal Status Law Applies Sharia to Violate Women's and Girls' Rights

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

April 2, 2014

Iraq Personal Status Law Applies Sharia to Violate Women's and Girls' RightsThe Jaafari Personal Status Law now under consideration by the Iraqi Parliament calls for sharia law to apply to the country's Shiite citizens and allows, among other discriminatory steps against women and girls, the legalization of marital rape by allowing non-consensual sex in marriage and the legalization of marriage for girls beginning at nine years old. To read more, click here.

UN Working Group Releases Report Stressing NAPs

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

March 26, 2014

UN Working Group Releases Report Stressing NAPsA report of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises emphasizes pressure on countries to adopt national action plans ("NAPs") to further business and human rights principles. To read more, click here.

Experts Express Concern over U.S. Surrender of Internet Authority

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

March 26, 2014

Experts Express Concern over U.S. Surrender of Internet AuthorityThe Heritage Foundation has published an article questioning the U.S.'s recently announced decision to cede authority over the internet to global governance, arguing that the decision poses a risk to free expression and calling on the U.S. to maintain its governance function in the absence of a satisfactory replacement. To read more, click here.

Iran and Qatar Collaborate in Reconfiguration of Islamist Blocs

SECURITY, DIPLOMACY

March 26, 2014

Iran and Qatar Collaborate in Reconfiguration of Islamist BlocsA recent visit to Doha by the leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad signals Qatar's continuing leadership, in cooperation with Iran, in the reconfiguration of an alliance of countries that self-identify as the Islamist "resistance and resilience bloc." To read more, click here.


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