International Organizations

  • UN Treaty Body Opposes Rejection of Anti-Torture Mechanism

    February 06, 2019

    The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture has warned the Governor of São Paulo, Brazil, that his recent veto of legislation to establish an anti-torture mechanism places his state in violation of its international human rights treaty obligations and has called on the state legislature to reverse the veto.

  • UN Agent Calls for “Decisive Action” to Counter Israeli Settlements

    February 06, 2019

    The UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights issues Michael Lynk has called for “decisive action” and a “resolute imposition of consequences” by the international community to counter an increase in the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

  • Academics, NGOs Develop Principles on Right to Education

    February 06, 2019

    A group of academics and representatives of nongovernmental organizations will meet next week in Côte d’Ivoire to adopt a set of Guiding Principles for governments and educators on how to facilitate “the right to access free quality public education.”

  • OECD Calls for More Climate Action from Australia

    February 06, 2019

    In a recent “Environmental Performance Review,” the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) called on the Australian government to develop a long-term strategy to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in line with the UN’s climate agenda and to address threats to biodiversity.

  • UN Body: Finnish Court Ruling Violated Indigenous Rights

    February 05, 2019

    The UN Human Rights Committee has concluded that the decision of a Finnish court to expand the electoral roll of eligible candidates for an election of the parliament of the indigenous Sámi people violated the country’s international obligations to respect self-determination and indigenous rights.

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