International Organizations

  • Treaty on Global Governance of Arms Trade Will Enter into Force

    October 01, 2014

    Despite concerns that it may be used to crack down on gun ownership around the world, the UN Arms Trade Treaty, which sets international standards for the transfer of weapons, has been ratified by the requisite 50 countries and is therefore set to enter into force in late 2014.

  • OSCE Promotes International Standards on Judging

    October 01, 2014

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") has released a publication containing "international standards" for judicial independence and efficiency, including legal opinions by the European Court of Human Rights and other multinational bodies.

  • HRC Creates Position on "Unilateral Coercive Measures"

    October 01, 2014

    The UN Human Rights Council ("HRC") has adopted a resolution creating a "Special Rapporteur on the impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights," sponsored by Iran to counter embargoes by countries like the U.S. against human rights-violating regimes.

  • Barroso Calls for "New World Order"

    September 24, 2014

    In a recent speech to the Yale School of Management, President of the European Commission José Barroso promoted global governance and called for the establishment of a New World Order.

  • White House Launches Initiative on Foreign Civil Society

    September 24, 2014

    U.S. President Barack Obama has issued a Presidential Memorandum directing U.S. agencies "to defend and strengthen civil society" in foreign countries and establishing "Regional Civil Society Innovation Centers" to train and connect nongovernmental organizations across the globe.

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