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  • AI Seeks Criticism of U.S. Detention Program at UNHRC

    April 08, 2015

    In a recent statement, Amnesty International ("AI") calls on countries to criticize the U.S. at the UN Human Rights Council ("UNHRC") over the findings of a recent report from members of a U.S. Senate committee on detention and interrogation practices used by the Central Intelligence Agency against suspected terrorists.

  • NGOs Propose Sustainability Review Mechanism

    March 19, 2015

    A group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") has proposed a "robust global review mechanism" that would provide periodic recommendations to countries around the world on their progress in implementing the UN's post-2015 development agenda.

  • CIGI Welcomes Broader Participation in Global Financial Governance

    March 11, 2015

    The Centre for International Governance Innovation ("CIGI") has published a paper praising the wider participation among countries with "emerging economies" in the global governance of financial standards.

  • CIGI Seeks Global Governance for Sovereign Debt Issues

    March 11, 2015

    The Centre for International Governance Innovation ("CIGI") has published an update of UN negotiations over a global system of sovereign debt restructuring and how it is seeking to close the "global governance gap" to create an international system for the resolution of these issues.

  • Article Seeks Establishment of Arctic Development Bank

    January 28, 2015

    The Centre for International Governance Innovation ("CIGI") has published an article exploring the advantages of establishing an international development bank in the Arctic region that would promote projects aligned with the global "sustainability" agenda.

  • Oxfam Expresses Concern at Climate Fund Contributions

    November 26, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization Oxfam has indicated that it is unimpressed with the level of current contributions to the UN's Green Climate Fund, which seeks to redistribute billions of dollars from developed to developing countries in order to help them adjust to the effects of global warming.

  • HRW Criticizes Limited U.S. Shift on UN Torture Treaty

    November 19, 2014

    Human Rights Watch ("HRW") has criticized the Obama Administration, which has expanded its interpretation of the UN Convention Against Torture, for not fully adopting the UN Committee Against Torture's position that the treaty applies in any area of the world where the U.S. has "effective control."

  • Robinson Praises Pursuit of "Climate Justice"

    October 29, 2014

    In recent remarks to the International Bar Association ("IBA"), former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson praised the IBA's report calling for the adaptation of legal and human rights frameworks to hold governments responsible for global warming.

  • White House Launches Initiative on Foreign Civil Society

    September 24, 2014

    U.S. President Barack Obama has issued a Presidential Memorandum directing U.S. agencies "to defend and strengthen civil society" in foreign countries and establishing "Regional Civil Society Innovation Centers" to train and connect nongovernmental organizations across the globe.

  • NGOs Call for UN to Consider "Climate Change Refugee" Protection

    August 27, 2014

    A group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") have complained that a recent UN conference for "small island developing states" did not issue a call to amend international treaties to require the legal protection of "refugees" who are fleeing their home countries due to global warming.

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