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  • Haass Calls for Global Internet "Regime"

    February 21, 2017

    President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass writes in favor of the development of an international "regime," made up of a "single, integrated linked system," to police the internet and discourage harmful behavior by both public and private actors in cyberspace.

  • Tool Tracks Trump's Global Rights Violations

    February 16, 2017

    The Columbia Human Rights Law Review has collaborated with human rights lawyers, student groups, and professors to establish a "Trump Human Rights Tracker" aggregating the aspects of the global human rights agenda they deem that US President Donald Trump has violated, including economic and social rights.

  • Despite Results, HRW Maintains Need for UN Rights Treaties

    February 16, 2017

    An article from Akshaya Kumar of Human Rights Watch laments the ineffectiveness of the UN treaty body system in remedying human rights violations around the world but asserts that there continues to be a "crucial" need for a global, "sophisticated architecture to monitor and track human rights violations."

  • Kahler Seeks Response to Global Governance Backlash

    February 15, 2017

    Miles Kahler of the Council on Foreign Relations outlines a strategy for proponents of global governance to convince the Trump Administration of the necessity of aspects of this phenomenon, and asserts that so-called "globalists" must increase transparency in and compensate those who lose out from global governance.

  • NGO Criticizes World Bank for Fossil Fuel Funding

    February 14, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization Bank Information Center has produced a report accusing the World Bank's Development Policy Financing program of using development funds in support of "investment incentives" for coal, oil, and gas projects around the world.

  • HRW: Obamacare Repeal May Violate Human Rights

    February 01, 2017

    Human Rights Watch has published an article linking plans by the current US Congress and President to repeal and replace a health care law attributed to former President Barack Obama with an attack on the global "right to access health services."

  • Paper Seeks Bolstering of Global Refugee System

    February 01, 2017

    The Centre for International Governance Innovation has published a paper calling for the Canadian Government to lead international efforts to develop new global standards to guide the refugee resettlement system and introduce "binding mechanisms and measurable benchmarks" to increase the number of refugees resettled around the world.

  • Haass Seeks Establishment of "World Order 2.0"

    January 26, 2017

    Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass writes that confronting global challenges that have no regard for borders requires, governments to form a "World Order 2.0" premised on "obligations" sovereign states have to each other, the contours of which are decided by a system of global governance.

  • Article Calls for G20 Push for Global Trade Governance

    January 25, 2017

    Rohinton Medhora of the Centre for International Governance Innovation has published an article calling for countries at the July 2017 summit of the G20 group of countries in Hamburg, Germany, to begin exploring what multilateral system might succeed the World Trade Organization as the primary driver of the global governance of trade.

  • AI: Guantanamo Illustrates US "Human Rights Deficit"

    January 16, 2017

    In a recent press release, Amnesty International asserts that human rights pledges made by the US as it prepared for a new term on the UN Human Rights Council in 2017 belie its "pick-and-choose" approach to the global human rights agenda, illustrated by the government's continued detention of terror suspects at its base in Guantanamo Bay.

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