International Organizations

  • Report to UN Calls for Redistribution for "Sustainable Development"

    August 20, 2014

    A report from the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing to the UN General Assembly calls for a "reallocation" of $22 trillion in order to meet the finance needs of developing countries in achieving UN goals on sustainable development.

  • NAACP Raises St. Louis Shooting Before UN Committee

    August 20, 2014

    The NAACP has announced that it has raised the recent police shooting of an African American teenager in St. Louis with the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, arguing that the incident was a violation of international human rights law.

  • Binchy: On Abortion, UN Committee Contradicts Human Rights Law

    August 20, 2014

    Professor William Binchy, former member of the Irish Human Rights Commission, writes that the UN Human Rights Committee's call for a referendum in Ireland on relaxing the country's abortion restrictions contradicts the purposes of human rights.

  • Professors Analyze Social Science Approach to Human Rights

    August 20, 2014

    In a forthcoming book chapter, Professors Margaret Satterthwaite and Justin Simeone consider whether social science research offers a useful approach for human rights advocates to use in fact-finding procedures.

  • "BRICS Bank" Challenges Western Global Economic Governance

    August 13, 2014

    Matthew Goodman writes that Western countries should strengthen their global development institutions in response to the creation of a new development bank created by the so-called "BRICS" countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

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