International Organizations

  • Palestinian Activist Calls for Overhaul of UNRWA

    December 17, 2014

    At a recent event, Palestinian human rights activist Bassam Eid called for the reform of the UN Relief and Works Agency ("UNRWA"), tasked with providing aid to Palestinian refugees, to seek a practical solution to settlement of these refugees and to cease encouragement of attacks on Israel.

  • Trachtman Outlines Drawbacks of Customary International Law

    December 17, 2014

    Professor Joel Trachtman of Tufts University has published a paper explaining why treaties and other agreements are superior to reliance on customary international law, which he argues is vague and not subject to sufficient national control.

  • Doctor Calls for Medical Education on Human Rights

    December 17, 2014

    Dr. Ranit Mishori of Georgetown University School of Medicine has called for medical schools to teach doctors the UN human rights agenda in order to ensure respect of human rights and encourage activism on rights issues.

  • UNESCO Seeks Teachers for "Sustainable Education"

    December 17, 2014

    A recent conference hosted by the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ("UNESCO") sought to highlight the need at the national level to hire teachers who have received sufficient training to advance the UN's environmentally friendly "sustainable education" agenda.

  • UN Rapporteur Demands Prosecution of CIA Interrogators

    December 10, 2014

    UN Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson has called on the Obama Administration to prosecute Central Intelligence Agency ("CIA") interrogators and former administration officials for the torture alleged in a U.S. Senate report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program.

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