International Organizations

  • 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.

  • IMF Calls for Higher Taxes to Prevent Climate Change

    August 06, 2014

    In a new book, the International Monetary Fund ("IMF") argues that national governments should increase energy taxes in order to motivate a switch among consumers to renewable energy sources and combat global warming.

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