International Organizations

  • US Foreign Policy Officials Announce Natural Law Commission

    June 04, 2019

    The US State Department has announced plans to launch a Commission on Unalienable Rights that “will provide fresh thinking about human rights discourse” and whether it has diverged from US founding principles and natural law.

  • UN Tribunal Orders Russia‚Äôs Release of Ukrainian Sailors

    June 04, 2019

    The UN International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has ordered Russia to release Ukrainian sailors it captured last November in the Kerch Strait.

  • Schaefer Warns of Impact of US Bill on UN Funding

    June 04, 2019

    Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation warns that a funding bill under consideration in the US Congress that, among other policies, overrides a cap on US payments for UN peacekeeping operations will undermine attempts by lawmakers and executive officials to reduce the US share of UN spending and save taxpayer dollars.

  • Paper Proposes New Global Governance Model for Refugees

    June 04, 2019

    Two academics have offered a proposal for a “regime-wide governance model” to handle global refugee issues that includes “authoritative and legitimate monitoring, enforcement and accountability mechanisms” to force governments to comply with transnational refugee policies.

  • NGO Paper Critiques Proposal for Global Environmental Pact

    June 03, 2019

    A paper published by the Centre for International Governance Innovation critiques the proposal for an all-encompassing, French-promulgated Global Pact for the Environment, warning that such top-down and comprehensive approaches are not necessarily the most effective tools for gaining acceptance of global environmental action.

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