International Organizations

  • Schaefer: Bolton Is Justified in Rejecting ICC

    December 03, 2018

    Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation defends the criticism US National Security Advisor John Bolton recently leveled at the International Criminal Court (ICC) as justified in light of the ICC’s lack of checks and balances and ambiguous jurisdiction and as consistent with policy from multiple US administrations.

  • UN Works Toward Global Treaty on Marine Protection

    November 30, 2018

    Scientific American reports on efforts by the UN to extend its Convention on the Law of the Sea to provide global, legally binding protections for marine life from overfishing and to expand marine protected areas.

  • UN Agents Condemn Israeli Ruling on Bedouin Village

    November 30, 2018

    In September, UN observers on human rights issues released a statement describing the “appalling” nature of an Israel High Court decision permitting the Israeli government to demolish a Palestinian Bedouin village, arguing the decision contravenes international human rights law and amounts to a “war crime.”

  • UN Observers Warn of "Regression" on Abortion Rights

    November 30, 2018

    In September, a group of UN human rights mandate holders called on national governments to respect “international human rights norms” by allowing access to “safe and legal abortion” to protect women from a wide range of human rights abuses - including the violation of women’s rights against “torture and ill treatment.”

  • US Official Discusses Rights Engagement After UNHRC Withdrawal

    November 30, 2018

    In remarks at the Heritage Foundation, Senior Advisor of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at the US State Department Michael Kozak discusses the Department’s plans, following the US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), to engage with countries and in international fora on pressing global human rights issues.

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