International Organizations

  • NGO Cautions on Effects of UN Ebola Response

    December 24, 2014

    Despite optimistic claims by the UN agency tasked with fighting the ebola crisis in West Africa, the nongovernmental organization ("NGO") Doctors Without Borders says the UN response has been inefficient and has made little "tangible difference" in fighting the crisis.

  • UN Agents: Climate Negotiations Must Include Human Rights

    December 17, 2014

    In a statement released during the recent negotiations over global warming in Lima, Peru, a group of UN human rights mandate holders called on countries to include consideration of human rights in these negotiations in order to achieve "climate justice."

  • ICC Body Recognizes Palestine as "Observer State"

    December 17, 2014

    The International Criminal Court ("ICC") Member of State Parties has recognized the "state of Palestine" as an observer state for the first time, as the Palestinian Authority approaches the power to call on the ICC to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes in Palestinian territory.

  • UN Seeks Funding of Climate Agenda Through Development

    December 17, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization WWF has praised UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for a new report in which he calls for the inclusion of climate-friendly measures at the center of discussions on development funding during the next 15 years.

  • Article: U.S. Made Correct Call on ICC

    December 17, 2014

    Brett Schaefer and Steven Groves of the Heritage Foundation write that the recent announcement by the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court ("ICC") that it will examine U.S. treatment of Afghanistan detainees demonstrates that the U.S. was correct in its refusal to bind itself to ICC decisions.

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