International Organizations

  • UN Rights Commissioner Compares Protest Response in U.S. to Apartheid

    August 27, 2014

    Arguing that scenes of Missouri police responding to protesters remind her of those in apartheid South Africa, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has called for respect of the right to protest and for an investigation into the "root causes" of racial discrimination in the U.S.

  • Bylaw Proposal Threatens Internet Body's Independence

    August 27, 2014

    In a recent article, Paul Rosenzweig, Brett Schaefer, and James Gattuso warn that a proposed bylaw from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which has authority over the internet's naming function, would give authoritarian governments substantial power to steer internet governance.

  • NGOs Call for UN to Consider "Climate Change Refugee" Protection

    August 27, 2014

    A group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") have complained that a recent UN conference for "small island developing states" did not issue a call to amend international treaties to require the legal protection of "refugees" who are fleeing their home countries due to global warming.

  • OSCE Criticizes Missouri Police for Journalist Arrests

    August 27, 2014

    Following the arrest of journalists during protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the recent shooting of teenager Michael Brown, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") media freedom representative Dunja Mijatovic has called on Missouri police to respect the right to freedom of the media.

  • NGO Seeks "Sexual and Reproductive" Rights in UN Development Goals

    August 27, 2014

    Françoise Girard of the nongovernmental organization ("NGO") the International Women's Health Coalition writes that the UN must take into account "sexual and reproductive health rights" - often used to include abortion rights - in its upcoming "sustainable development goals" agenda.

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