WHO Report Finds Dramatic Increase In Life-saving Tobacco Control Policies In Last Decade

4.7 billion people – 63% of world’s population – are covered by polices such as strong graphic warnings, smoke-free public places, and other measures 19 July 2017 | Geneva | New York –The latest WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic pub...Read More

Protecting the Global Fishing Workforce: New International Labor Treaty to Enter into Force

Introduction World trade in fisheries and aquaculture secures millions of livelihoods. Today seafood supply chains are highly globalized, with production processes commonly spread across different states and continents. Fishers, who are at ...Read More

Right To Development Still Out Of Reach For Millions Trapped In Abject Poverty Worldwide, High-Level Political Forum Hears, As Ministerial Segment Continues

Despite encouraging progress, the international community had yet to account for the millions of people who still wallowed in abject poverty and for whom the right to development remained but a dream, speakers said today as the ministerial ...Read More

An Appraisal of the Council of Europe’s Draft European Rules on the Conditions of Administrative Detention of Migrants

In the last decade, a growing momentum has developed to end immigration detention. This momentum has two dimensions. First, that certain migrants, such as children, should never be detained as they are in a situation of particular vulnerabi...Read More

Director-General Calls For Investigation Into Killing Of Honduran Video Journalist Edwin Rivera Paz In Mexico

18 July 2017 The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today denounced the murder of Edwin Rivera Paz, the Honduran journalist who was killed on 9 July in the town Acayucan, in the Mexican state of Veracruz. “I condemn the murder of Edw...Read More

Positive Momentum For Sudan’s WTO Membership Negotiations

“The Working Party has acknowledged the considerable advancement in the technical work undertaken by Sudan. I hope that the positive momentum which has been generated by the hard work and dedication by the Sudanese team, with the support of...Read More

The Dissent in Bayev and Others v. Russia: A Window into an Illiberal World View

A previous post discussed the majority opinion in Bayev and Others v. Russia, where the ECtHR found that Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law violated the European Convention on Human Rights. I want to focus on the dissent. While the majority i...Read More

Forcible “euthanasia”: the ECtHR´s Charlie Gard Decision

When – first in the Netherlands, and later in other countries such as Belgium and Luxembourg – laws were adopted to legalize euthanasia, the selling argument was that this was a decisive step forward in order to ensure everyone’s self-deter...Read More

The Dual State

The Dual State A Contribution to the Theory of Dictatorship Ernst Fraenkel E.A. Shills and Introduction by Jens Meierhenrich Author Information Ernst Fraenkel (1898-1975) was an eminent political scientist who began his professional career ...Read More

WHO Estimates Cost Of Reaching Global Health Targets By 2030

17 July 2017 | GENEVA –The SDG Health Price Tag, published today in The Lancet Global Health, estimates the costs and benefits of progressively expanding health services in order to reach 16 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) health targets...Read More

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Will Lead WHO Delegation At The G20 Summit In Hamburg

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, will lead the WHO delegation participating in the G20 Summit taking place on 7–8 July 2017, in Hamburg, Germany. The 2017 G20 meeting is the first time that the international forum will i...Read More

2.1 Billion People Lack Safe Drinking Water At Home, More Than Twice As Many Lack Safe Sanitation

12 July 2017 | GENEVA | NEW YORK –Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF....Read More