International Organizations

  • HRW Pushes U.S. to Support Palestinian Petition to ICC

    June 20, 2014

    Human Rights Watch ("HRW") has published an article calling for the U.S. to cease its opposition to a petition by Palestinians requesting the International Criminal Court ("ICC") to take jurisdiction of alleged crimes by Israeli and Palestinian officials.

  • 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.

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