International Organizations

  • Vatican Lawyer Warns of Dangers of Competing Rights Agendas

    December 07, 2018

    In a recent interview, president of the Vatican’s legal tribunal Giuseppe Dalla Torre warned that the proliferation of recognized human rights across the globe beyond basic “fundamental rights” such as the rights to life and to religious freedom leads to inevitable conflict among claimed rights and a resulting devaluation of all rights.

  • UN Committee Finds Abortion Protection in “Right to Life”

    December 07, 2018

    Rights advocate Marie Smith reports that the UN Human Rights Committee recently adopted a General Comment regarding the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights explaining that the “right to life” under the Covenant necessarily includes the right to receive an abortion.

  • UN Meeting Examines Satellites’ Potential Contributions to SDGs

    December 07, 2018

    In November, the UN hosted a World Geospatial Information Congress to explore opportunities to ensure geospatial information gathered by satellites helps the UN’s “social, economic, and environmental” objectives related to the international organization’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Pompeo: Current Model of Global Governance Is Failing

    December 05, 2018

    In remarks at a German Marshall Fund event in Brussels, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that, since the end of the Cold War, the international order has “failed” the people and said the US would work toward bolstering only international bodies that are effective, “create value,” and “respect national sovereignty.”

  • UNGA Expands Recognition of Palestinian Procedural Rights

    December 05, 2018

    Voice of America reports that, in October, the UN General Assembly voted to allow Palestine to operate more like a member state on procedural matters in the body beginning in 2019, raising pressure among US institutions to respond to the UN’s divergence from US policy opposing recognition of a Palestinian state.

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