International Organizations

  • UN Observer: Legal Processes Must End Palestinian "Occupation"

    December 08, 2017

    In an October speech, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Michael Lynk called for world leaders to help end the "longest-lasting military occupation in the modern world" by pushing for international legal processes end Israel's "illegal" presence in Palestinian territories.

  • UN Agent: "Fundamentalism" Threatens Women's Rights

    December 08, 2017

    UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Karima Bennoune has warned that a "multidirectional global avalanche of misogyny" based in religious "fundamentalism and extremism" are a global threat to women's cultural rights and autonomy.

  • UN Agent: End of Catalan Autonomy Violates Rights

    December 08, 2017

    UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order Alfred de Zayas writes that he "deplores" the recent decision of the Spanish Government to end autonomous rule in Catalonia, as it is a violation of international human rights law, and calls for Spanish authorities to authorize a new referendum on Catalan independence.

  • NGO Report Seeks WTO-Issued "Climate Waivers"

    December 07, 2017

    The Centre for International Governance Innovation has published a report calling for the World Trade Organization (WTO) to immediately adopt a "climate waiver" regime that permits governments to raise trade barriers in their efforts to comply with their pledges under the UN's Paris climate deal and related international agreements.

  • IACHR Calls for Access to "Sexual and Reproductive Rights"

    December 07, 2017

    In October, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued a press release calling on all governments to adopt measures to facilitate women's access to their "sexual and reproductive rights," including access to abortion services.

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