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  • NGOs, Academics Push for UN Ban on Autonomous Weapons

    September 04, 2018

    The Express reports that academics and activist organizations are pushing countries to work through the UN to prohibit the development and use of “fully autonomous weapons” systems by countries including the US, Israel, the UK, China, and Russia.

  • NGOs Seek Binding Environmental Instrument for Americas

    August 30, 2018

    An open letter from nongovernmental organizations including Amnesty International calls on countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to sign on to a binding regional agreement setting transnational standards linking environmental protection and human rights, including by providing for “access to justice in environmental matters.”

  • Paper: Reform Global Governance to Ease Tech Transfer to China

    August 30, 2018

    Anton Malkin of the Centre for International Governance Innovation calls for the reform of the global trade governance system to accommodate the challenges faced by “developing and middle-income economies,” as illustrated by China’s “Made in China 2025” industrial policy, in acquiring foreign-owned technology and expertise.

  • NGO Pushes for EU Leadership in Global Fishing Governance

    July 30, 2018

    Dr. Samantha Burgess of the environmental activist organization WWF calls for EU institutions to play a “pivotal leadership role” in the global governance of policies to counter illegal fishing in line with the UN’s comprehensive environmental and social targets contained in its Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Amnesty Shifts Global Policies on Abortion, Drug Control

    July 13, 2018

    Delegates to Amnesty International’s recent Global Assembly in Warsaw updated the activist organization’s positions on abortion and drug control, aiming to promote government policies that “guarantee access to safe and legal abortion in a broad way” and to end “heavy-handed criminalisation” in the enforcement of drug laws.

  • NGO: UN Compact Must Reduce Detention of Migrant Families

    July 13, 2018

    Amnesty International has published a press release calling on world leaders negotiating a Global Compact on Migration at the UN to agree a “zero-tolerance” approach toward detention of child migrants and a legal presumption against the detention of families on immigration-related grounds.

  • NGO Blames Creditors for Social, Economic Rights Impacts in Greece

    July 12, 2018

    An article from Amnesty International warns that creditors, including eurozone countries, have “side-lined Greece’s economic and social rights obligations” in imposing conditions on loans to the country and calls for them to perform a human rights impact assessment in the case of any future debt agreement reached with Greece.

  • NGO: UN Must Expand Rights Focus in Counter-terrorism Efforts

    July 12, 2018

    In a recent press release, Human Rights Watch laments that few of the discussions at a recent “counterterrorism week” at UN headquarters in New York explored the “core element” of human rights contained in the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, released in 2006, instead focusing on security and countering violent extremism.

  • NGO Seeks “International Accountability” for Israeli “War Crimes”

    July 12, 2018

    Human Rights Watch has praised the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for investigating and providing “international accountability” for “war crimes” related both to Israeli forces’ opening fire on what the nongovernmental organization identifies as “demonstrators” in Gaza and to Israeli settlement activity.

  • NGO Council Aims to Build “Political Will” for Refugee Cooperation

    July 11, 2018

    The Centre for International Governance Innovation’s World Refugee Council has published a paper exploring how to mobilize “political will” in favor of accepting and protecting refugees to place pressure on national and international policymakers to cooperate on global refugee issues.

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