About Global Governance Watch®

Global Governance Watch® ("GGW") is a project of the Washington, D.C.-based Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. GGW is designed to raise awareness about global governance trends and developments, to monitor how the work of transnational organizations influences domestic policies and outcomes, and to address issues of transparency and accountability within the United Nations, related intergovernmental organizations, and other non-state actors.

Global Governance Watch® is comprised of four sections.

  • International Organizations covers the manner in which international organizations – including the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (“OSCE”), and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”), among others – are promoting global governance and interfering with national sovereignty.
  • Business and Human Rights highlights the manner in which the United Nations,  nongovernmental organizations (“NGOs”), and human rights consulting firms are pressuring transnational businesses to respect and fund a wide range of ambiguous economic and social rights, the ultimate costs of which are unknown.
  • European Institutions focuses on the manner in which advocates for a "United States of Europe" are interfering with national sovereignty and organic democratic evolution by centralizing power in European supranational bodies, such as the European Commission, European Parliament, Council of Europe, European Court of Human Rights, European Court of Justice, and Fundamental Rights Agency.
  • Global Political Islam explores the manner in which the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) is attempting to secure greater Islamic influence on globalaffairs and how Islamist political parties, movements, and terrorist organizations are undermining peace and security and the ideals of freedom, justice, religious tolerance, equality.

Throughout the week, Global Governance Watch® links to key news updates. It also catalogues legal resources, commentaries, and academic papers related to global governance and hosts original commentary on recent developments by Global Governance Watch® staff and occasional outside contributors.

We welcome your feedback and encourage you to send any suggestions on how we can improve our website and coverage to ggw@fed-soc.org.


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