International Organizations

  • UNOHCHR Criticizes Detroit Water Cut-offs

    July 14, 2014

    Responding to reports that the City of Detroit has shut off the flow of water to residences that have not paid their water bills, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights ("UNOHCHR") has labeled such water cut-offs a potential human rights violation.

  • UNOHCHR Criticizes Australian Return of Refugees

    July 14, 2014

    The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights ("UNOHCHR") has announced that it is "deeply disturbed" by Australia's return of a group from Sri Lanka seeking asylum to their home country, allegedly without adequately considering the case of each person for refugee status.

  • UN Watch: Authoritarian Regimes Benefit from "Rights Proliferation"

    July 14, 2014

    UN Watch argues that when authoritarian governments support the recognition of nontraditional "rights," such as the right to peace and to "international solidarity," at the UN Human Rights Council, they are seeking to conceal their negative human rights records and dilute the meaning of traditional human rights.

  • NGO Seeks Increased Legitimacy for Global Governance

    July 14, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization ("NGO") CIVICUS has called for greater democratic participation of citizens at the international level in order to provide for more legitimacy in institutions of global governance.

  • Oxfam Promotes UN Development Goals on Equality, Climate

    July 14, 2014

    The nongovernmental organization Oxfam has called for the UN to include among its post-2015 "sustainable development goals" the elimination of economic inequality and the countering of global warming.

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