International Organizations

  • UN Agent Criticizes British Migration Policy

    December 10, 2014

    UN Special Rapporteur for migrant rights François Crépeau has condemned the U.K.'s policy to reduce participation in Mediterranean search and rescue missions in order to disincentivize dangerous sea crossings and has generally criticized policies advanced by the U.K. Independence Party as "not cool."

  • UN Warns of Gap in "Climate Fund"

    December 10, 2014

    The UN Environment Programme has called for hundreds of billions of dollars in additional funding for "climate change adaptation measures" in developing countries.

  • UN Rapporteurs Criticize U.S. Police Practices

    December 10, 2014

    A group of UN Special Rapporteurs has expressed alarm over "legitimate concerns" within the African-American community regarding recent killings by police officers in the U.S., and has called for a review of all laws in the country that could have a discriminatory impact on African Americans.

  • UN Agent Calls on World Bank to Push Human Rights Agenda

    December 03, 2014

    In a recent op-ed, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston chastised the World Bank for failing to politicize its approach to development by promoting the UN's economic, social, and cultural rights agenda.

  • UN Agents Seek U.S. Release of CIA Detention Report

    December 03, 2014

    A group of UN special rapporteurs has published a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama calling for him to release, despite opposition from the Central Intelligence Agency ("CIA"), a report from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on CIA interrogation procedures in the years following the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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