International Organizations

  • UN Special Rapporteur Warns That Counterrorism Measures Diverge from Human Rights Standards

    October 20, 2021

    Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, has claimed that efforts to improve counterterrorism measures around the world are damaging human rights and the rule of law.

  • World Bank and IMF Face Long-term Damage After Data Rigging Scandal

    October 13, 2021

    A World Bank external investigation finding that IMF leadership applied "undue pressure" on staff for changes boasting China's business climate ranking could negatively impact the strength and reputation of international financial institutions.

  • Hong Kong National Security Law Chills Civil Society Participation

    October 06, 2021

    Highlighting concerns over the status of civil society groups facing scrutiny under Hong Kong's restrictive national security law, members of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions voted to dissolve in the face of political uncertainty.

  • ECLJ Publishes Report on the Financing of UN Human Rights Experts

    September 29, 2021

    The European Centre for Law and Justice ("ECLJ") has published The Financing of UN Experts in the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council, the goal of which is to expose the lack of transparency in the UN's system of human rights governance and the methods used by private funders to unduly influence human rights monitoring experts.

  • Civil Society Organizations Launch Global Observatory on Information and Democracy

    September 29, 2021

    During a summit held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Reporters Without Borders and the Forum on Information and Democracy announced the creation of an International Observatory on Information and Democracy, including the creation of a working group on "accountability systems for social media accounts and their users."

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