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  • Goldin Calls for "Top-Down" Global Governance

    September 10, 2014

    Ian Goldin of Oxford University argues that in light of risks generated by globalization, the world needs a "top-down" structure of international cooperation and supranational governance to combat a variety of ills, from financial system failure to climate change.

  • OSCE Pushes Ukrainian Judges to Apply ECHR Case Law

    September 03, 2014

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") held two summer schools for Ukrainian judges for the purposes of educating them on implementing the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights and the holdings of the European Court of Human Rights ("ECHR").

  • Bylaw Proposal Threatens Internet Body's Independence

    August 27, 2014

    In a recent article, Paul Rosenzweig, Brett Schaefer, and James Gattuso warn that a proposed bylaw from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which has authority over the internet's naming function, would give authoritarian governments substantial power to steer internet governance.

  • OSCE Criticizes Missouri Police for Journalist Arrests

    August 27, 2014

    Following the arrest of journalists during protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the recent shooting of teenager Michael Brown, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") media freedom representative Dunja Mijatovic has called on Missouri police to respect the right to freedom of the media.

  • "BRICS Bank" Challenges Western Global Economic Governance

    August 13, 2014

    Matthew Goodman writes that Western countries should strengthen their global development institutions in response to the creation of a new development bank created by the so-called "BRICS" countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

  • IMF Calls for Higher Taxes to Prevent Climate Change

    August 06, 2014

    In a new book, the International Monetary Fund ("IMF") argues that national governments should increase energy taxes in order to motivate a switch among consumers to renewable energy sources and combat global warming.

  • OSCE Equips Ukraine Observers with Drones

    July 30, 2014

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") has supplied its monitoring mission in Ukraine with unmanned aerial vehicles in the southeast region of the country and along its border with Russia.

  • BRICS Creates Institutions of Global Economic Governance

    July 23, 2014

    The BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - have announced their creation of a development bank and emergency reserve fund to further multinational cooperation and control of their "emerging" economies in the face of the existing institutions of global economic governance.

  • OSCE: U.S. Net Neutrality Rules Restrict Media Freedom

    July 14, 2014

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") has warned the U.S. that its net neutrality rules, which allow telecommunications providers to discriminate on the basis of content, violate its OSCE commitments on free expression and the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

  • Nowak: West Should Strengthen Global Economic Governance

    July 14, 2014

    Bartlomiej Nowak has published an article calling for international institutions such as the International Monetary Fund to adapt to cover new issues in global economic governance and for Western countries to relinquish some of their authority in such institutions to allow developing countries to increase their role.

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