International Organizations

  • IMF Director Calls for Carbon Tax

    April 22, 2015

    At the recent World Bank Climate Ministerial Meeting in Washington, D.C., International Monetary Fund ("IMF") Director Christine Lagarde called for governments to place taxes on carbon emissions and to offset increases in energy costs with a social safety net for the poor.

  • Groves: U.S. Should Counter Autonomous Weapons Ban

    April 22, 2015

    Steven Groves of the Heritage Foundation writes that the U.S. Government should oppose attempts by human rights activists to develop a treaty banning "lethal autonomous weapons systems," which the U.S. and Israel already use in a defensive capacity.

  • AI Accuses U.S. Counterterrorism Officials of Rights Violations

    April 22, 2015

    Amnesty International ("AI") has published a report seeking the prosecution of U.S. officials whom it accuses of violating international law through participation in the Central Intelligence Agency's ("CIA") detention and interrogation practices against terror suspects beginning in 2001.

  • Wang: AIIB Distracts from China's Economic Needs

    April 22, 2015

    In a brief published by the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Hongying Wang writes that China's development of an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ("AIIB"), while a diplomatic triumph over the U.S., may not be helpful to the country's long-term economic health.

  • NGO Calls for "Social Compact" on Internet Rights

    April 22, 2015

    The nongovernmental organization The Global Commission on Internet Governance has published a paper calling for a new "social compact" among internet users, governments, businesses, and others seeking to provide for security and protect digital privacy in global internet governance.

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