International Organizations

  • NAACP Raises St. Louis Shooting Before UN Committee

    August 20, 2014

    The NAACP has announced that it has raised the recent police shooting of an African American teenager in St. Louis with the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, arguing that the incident was a violation of international human rights law.

  • Binchy: On Abortion, UN Committee Contradicts Human Rights Law

    August 20, 2014

    Professor William Binchy, former member of the Irish Human Rights Commission, writes that the UN Human Rights Committee's call for a referendum in Ireland on relaxing the country's abortion restrictions contradicts the purposes of human rights.

  • Professors Analyze Social Science Approach to Human Rights

    August 20, 2014

    In a forthcoming book chapter, Professors Margaret Satterthwaite and Justin Simeone consider whether social science research offers a useful approach for human rights advocates to use in fact-finding procedures.

  • "BRICS Bank" Challenges Western Global Economic Governance

    August 13, 2014

    Matthew Goodman writes that Western countries should strengthen their global development institutions in response to the creation of a new development bank created by the so-called "BRICS" countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

  • Bolton Calls for U.S. Defunding of UN Agencies

    August 13, 2014

    In response to statements from UN officials on Gaza and the actions of its agencies in the region, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton has called on the U.S. to pull out of the UN Human Rights Council and writes that the U.S. Congress should defund UN agencies that do not act in the country's interest.

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