International Organizations

  • CIGI Considers Global Governance Response to Climate Change

    April 29, 2015

    The nongovernmental organization The Centre for International Governance Innovation ("CIGI") recently partnered in a workshop in which it pushed a global governance solution to climate change and for consideration of global warming as a human rights issue.

  • NGO Sues IFC over India Project Finance

    April 29, 2015

    The nongovernmental organization EarthRights International has sued in U.S. court the International Finance Corporation ("IFC"), an arm of the UN's World Bank Group, on behalf of a group of villagers they say experienced harm from the IFC's financing of the construction of a coal-fired power plant in India.

  • UN Report Targets Israel over Gaza Military Strikes

    April 28, 2015

    The New York Times reports that the Palestinian leadership may use an internal UN inquiry finding that the Israeli military had killed Palestinian civilians in UN-operated facilities in Gaza last year to bolster their attempt to hold Israel responsible for the conflict at the International Criminal Court.

  • UN Agent Criticizes Secret Trade Negotiations

    April 28, 2015

    As the U.S. negotiates international trade agreements in Asia and Europe, UN Independent Expert Alfred de Zayas writes that the private negotiation of such agreements, without the involvement of certain key "stakeholders," such as environmental protection groups, is a violation of international human rights law.

  • Glennon: U.S. President Cannot Ignore Senate Treaty Authority

    April 22, 2015

    Tufts Professor Michael Glennon argues that the U.S. President cannot merely cite efficiency or convenience as reasons for sidestepping the Senate on international agreements that should be subject to the body's "advice and consent" under the Constitution's Treaty Clause.

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