International Organizations

  • UN Committee Member Rejects Claims on Rights of Unborn Children

    July 23, 2014

    In relation to its examination of Ireland's abortion laws, member of the UN Human Rights Committee Sir Nigel Rodley has described the arguments of a nongovernmental organization that there is no basis for abortion rights in international law as "breathtakingly arrogant."

  • BRICS Creates Institutions of Global Economic Governance

    July 23, 2014

    The BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - have announced their creation of a development bank and emergency reserve fund to further multinational cooperation and control of their "emerging" economies in the face of the existing institutions of global economic governance.

  • UN Rights Committee Questions Ireland on Abortion Legislation

    July 18, 2014

    As part of the UN Human Rights Committee's periodic review of Ireland, members of the Committee questioned Ireland's Minister of Justice on Irish abortion restrictions and indicated that limitations on the right to abortion were prohibited under international human rights treaties.

  • Nestle Publishes "Action Plan" on Women in Its Supply Chain

    July 18, 2014

    Following pressure from nongovernmental organizations for companies to recognize a duty to protect workers in their supply chain, the multinational company Nestle has published an "action plan" to support the wellbeing of women who work in its cocoa supply chain.

  • AI Calls for UN Investigation of and Embargo on Israel

    July 18, 2014

    Amnesty International ("AI") has called for the UN to launch an international investigation of whether Israel is abiding by international law in its recent missile strikes on Gaza and to impose a weapons embargo on Israel and Palestinian groups.

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