NGO Watch®

  • AI Calls for UN Investigation of and Embargo on Israel

    July 18, 2014

    Amnesty International ("AI") has called for the UN to launch an international investigation of whether Israel is abiding by international law in its recent missile strikes on Gaza and to impose a weapons embargo on Israel and Palestinian groups.

  • UN Watch: Authoritarian Regimes Benefit from "Rights Proliferation"

    July 14, 2014

    UN Watch argues that when authoritarian governments support the recognition of nontraditional "rights," such as the right to peace and to "international solidarity," at the UN Human Rights Council, they are seeking to conceal their negative human rights records and dilute the meaning of traditional human rights.

  • NGO Seeks Increased Legitimacy for Global Governance

    July 14, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization ("NGO") CIVICUS has called for greater democratic participation of citizens at the international level in order to provide for more legitimacy in institutions of global governance.

  • Oxfam Promotes UN Development Goals on Equality, Climate

    July 14, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization Oxfam has called for the UN to include among its post-2015 "sustainable development goals" the elimination of economic inequality and the countering of global warming.

  • NGOs Call for Governments to Sign Climate Change Pact

    July 11, 2014

    A group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") have called for governments either to negotiate a binding treaty to reduce global warming or "step aside," identifying climate change as a "a matter of life and death."

  • Canada Funds Human Rights Education Program

    July 10, 2014

    The Government of Canada has announced its financial support for a nongovernmental organization-run program organizing "human rights educators" for citizens of developing countries, calling for such rights to encourage development and the reduction of poverty.

  • HRW Pushes U.S. to Support Palestinian Petition to ICC

    June 20, 2014

    Human Rights Watch ("HRW") has published an article calling for the U.S. to cease its opposition to a petition by Palestinians requesting the International Criminal Court ("ICC") to take jurisdiction of alleged crimes by Israeli and Palestinian officials.

  • AI Favors Insertion of Nontraditional Rights in Irish Constitution

    June 20, 2014

    Amnesty International ("AI") has called for the inclusion of legally enforceable economic, social, and cultural rights in the Irish Constitution, in fulfillment, it argues, of the country's obligations under international law.

  • ACLU Petitions International Commission on Executions in U.S.

    June 20, 2014

    The American Civil Liberties Union ("ACLU") has filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights arguing that scheduled executions in Missouri and Oklahoma should not proceed due to international law prohibiting cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment.

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