International Organizations

  • AI Favors Insertion of Nontraditional Rights in Irish Constitution

    June 20, 2014

    Amnesty International ("AI") has called for the inclusion of legally enforceable economic, social, and cultural rights in the Irish Constitution, in fulfillment, it argues, of the country's obligations under international law.

  • ACLU Petitions International Commission on Executions in U.S.

    June 20, 2014

    The American Civil Liberties Union ("ACLU") has filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights arguing that scheduled executions in Missouri and Oklahoma should not proceed due to international law prohibiting cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment.

  • UN OHCHR Seeks Further Action on U.S. Death Penalty Ruling

    June 20, 2014

    The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ("OHCHR") has called for the U.S. to build on a recent ruling by its Supreme Court restricting the execution of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities by imposing a nation-wide moratorium on the death penalty.

  • Pushback Checks UN Committee Observations on Vatican

    June 20, 2014

    On National Review Online, Kathryn Lopez describes the relatively favorable outcome of the UN Committee against Torture's review of the Holy See's initial report under the Convention against Torture after pressure from groups pointing to the proper limits of the Committee's influence.

  • UN Committee Calls on Lithuania to Establish NHRI

    June 20, 2014

    As UN bodies and human rights activists push for the development of national human rights institutions ("NHRIs") to advance nontraditional economic, social, and cultural human rights, the UN Committee Against Torture has called on the Lithuanian Government to establish an NHRI.

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