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  • OECD Calls for Countries to Tackle Binge Drinking

    May 13, 2015

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") has called on countries to adopt policies to reduce excessive consumption of alcohol, including by increasing taxes on alcoholic drinks or imposing a minimum price for such drinks.

  • OSCE Warns on Media Impacts of French Surveillance Legislation

    May 11, 2015

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic has warned France that surveillance legislation passed by the National Assembly would threaten the rights of journalists to protect the confidentiality of their sources.

  • OSCE Pushes for Official Legal Status

    May 08, 2015

    In a recent seminar held by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE"), diplomats and OSCE Parliamentarians called for the legal status of the international organization to be strengthened in order to more effectively deal with international crises.

  • EU Pushes for International Investment Court in TTIP

    May 06, 2015

    EurActiv reports that in their negotiations with the U.S. over the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ("TTIP"), EU officials are pushing for a move toward an "international investment court" with permanent judges that would resolve complaints from investors against governments.

  • Report Proposes Global Governance of Cyber Security

    April 29, 2015

    A report from the Zurich Insurance Group and the ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics calls for the creation of "supranational governance bodies" whose purpose would be to counter threats to global cyber security.

  • IMF Director Calls for Carbon Tax

    April 22, 2015

    At the recent World Bank Climate Ministerial Meeting in Washington, D.C., International Monetary Fund ("IMF") Director Christine Lagarde called for governments to place taxes on carbon emissions and to offset increases in energy costs with a social safety net for the poor.

  • Wang: AIIB Distracts from China's Economic Needs

    April 22, 2015

    In a brief published by the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Hongying Wang writes that China's development of an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ("AIIB"), while a diplomatic triumph over the U.S., may not be helpful to the country's long-term economic health.

  • OSCE Representative Seeks Review of U.S. Justice System

    April 15, 2015

    U.S. Senator and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") Special Representative Benjamin Cardin has expressed concern over a recent police shooting in South Carolina, arguing that it shows the need for a "full review of the inequalities in the U.S. justice system."

  • OSCE Calls for Election Observers to Consider Campaign Finance

    April 15, 2015

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") has announced the publication of a new handbook that describes how election observer groups should evaluate campaign finance issues as part of their observation missions.

  • OSCE Pushes Human Rights in National Border Policies

    April 15, 2015

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") recently held a training in Tajikistan to press national officials to implement the international human rights agenda when responding to terrorism issues at the border.

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