International Organizations

  • AI Seeks Prosecutions for Israeli "War Crimes"

    August 06, 2014

    Amnesty International ("AI") has published a piece calling for the UN Human Rights Council to investigate alleged Israel missile strikes hitting schools and a power plant as "war crimes" and for the Council to ensure that those responsible are "brought to justice" for violating international law.

  • Article Calls for Global Governance of Healthy Lifestyles

    July 30, 2014

    Associate Dean of Georgetown Law Center Lawrence Gostin writes that a stronger regime of global governance is needed to "spur national action" and hold countries “accountable" for promoting healthy living and regulating food and other industries to prevent non-communicable diseases.

  • HRC Launches "War Crimes" Investigation into Gaza Conflict

    July 30, 2014

    The UN Human Rights Council ("HRC") has adopted a resolution condemning Israel for failing to end its presence in Palestinian territories and sending a team to Gaza to investigate alleged "war crimes" and "crimes against humanity" committed by parties to the conflict.

  • OSCE Equips Ukraine Observers with Drones

    July 30, 2014

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") has supplied its monitoring mission in Ukraine with unmanned aerial vehicles in the southeast region of the country and along its border with Russia.

  • UN Calls for End of "Occupation" During Fighting in Gaza

    July 30, 2014

    Citing Israel's "international legal obligation to protect civilians" during its conflict with Hamas in Gaza, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on both sides of the conflict to respect a ceasefire and ultimately for Israel to end "the nearly half century of occupation" of Palestinian territories.

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