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  • Carnegie Endowment: How Will the Coronavirus Reshape Democracy and Governance Globally?

    April 08, 2020

    In an article written for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Fellows Frances Brown, Saskia Brechenmacher, and Thomas Carothers explain how global leaders should prepare to respond quickly to the transformative impacts the COVID-19 pandemic will likely have on multiple dimensions of democratic politics and governance.

  • China Building Tech "New World Order"

    March 18, 2020

    According to the Future Today Institute's 2020 Tech Trends Report, China is leading a tech "new world order" in such areas as artificial intelligence and data collection.

  • Opinio Juris: Facebook Oversight Board Should Proceed with Caution (Part II)

    March 06, 2020

    Writing in Opinio Juris, two international law experts concern that Facebook's planned Oversight Board could become one of the world's most powerful human rights arbiters, with "the ability to impose sanctions and control the practical development of key elements of freedom of opinion and expression, privacy, and hate speech."

  • Opinio Juris: Facebook Oversight Board Should Proceed with Caution (Part I)

    March 06, 2020

    Writing in Opinio Juris, two international law experts detail their concern that Facebook's planned Oversight Board could become one of the world's most powerful human rights arbiters, with "the ability to impose sanctions and control the practical development of key elements of freedom of opinion and expression, privacy, and hate speech."

  • China and India Top 2019 Pollution Index

    March 03, 2020

    According to the new 2019 World Air Quality Report released by IQAir Group and Greenpeace, based on the measurement of PM2.5 particulate matter the World Health Organization identifies as being responsible for almost seven million premature deaths annually, nearly 90% of the world’s 200 most polluted cities are located in China and India.

  • Greenpeace Asks Norway's Supreme Court to Rule on Arctic Oil

    February 26, 2020

    Greenpeace and its partners on Monday asked Norway’s supreme court to rule on the legality of the country’s Arctic oil and gas exploration licenses, in a case that could block the petroleum industry’s expansion plans.

  • Greenpeace Faces Hefty Fine After Admitting Defying Court Order

    February 26, 2020

    According to The Guardian, Greenpeace faces a heavy fine after admitting that its climate activists boarded a North Sea oil rig in defiance of a court order in 2019.

  • Gilmour: Climate and Human Rights Activists Should Jointly Combat Climate Change

    February 05, 2020

    Andrew Gilmour, former UN Asst. Sec. General for Human Rights, calls for climate and human rights activists to join forces in fighting climate change, which "will threaten the rights to food, water, housing, livelihood and health for hundreds of millions of people, exponentially increasing the number of refugees."

  • WEF Creates International Consortium for Cryptocurrency Governance

    January 29, 2020

    The World Economic Forum has created an international consortium to design a governance framework for cryptocurrencies, including stablecoins.

  • Bummell: Time to Establish United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

    January 22, 2020

    According to Andreas Bummell of Democracy Without Borders, the establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) would create new momentum for reform, help revitalize the General Assembly, and strengthen the UN as the world’s central pillar of multilateralism.

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