Democracy and Elections

10 Good Reads 

It is the time of the year once more when I publish my pick from some of the books that came my way since my last ‘Good Reads’ listing. These are not book reviews in the classical and rigorous sense of the word, for which you should turn to...Read More

Excessive Multilingualism in EU Trade Agreements

The legal protection of multilingualism is an important principle and an indispensable guarantee for the functioning of the institutions of the European Union (EU) as well as for their relationships with EU citizens. This is not only eviden...Read More

Statement Of The Sixteenth IHR Emergency Committee Regarding The International Spread Of Poliovirus

The sixteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 7 February 2018 at WHO headquarters with membe...Read More

Tackling Crime And Violent Extremism, UNODC And UNESCO Join Forces To Promote a Culture Of Lawfulness Through Education

Vienna, 13 February 2018 – UNODC and UNESCO announced today a new project focussed on educating youth on a culture of lawfulness to provide educational responses to meet some of the world’s most pressing rule of law challenges. The ‘Initiat...Read More

A Lot of Activity in the Inter-American Court

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has been very active recently: from hearing a major case on domestic violence; to issuing an advisory opinion on LGBT rights in which it ruled, inter alia (and contrary to the European Court) that th...Read More

Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning Democratic Republic Of Congo Holds Open Briefing On Midterm Report Of Group Of Experts

On 26 January 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo held an open briefing on the midterm report of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic...Read More

Sanctions Committee Concerning Democratic Republic Of Congo Adds Four Individuals To Its Sanctions List

On 1 February 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo added the following individuals to the List of Individuals and Entities subject to the measure...Read More

Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Attack On Peacekeeper in Democratic Republic Of Congo

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

Disturbed By Reported Killing Of Protesters In Democratic Republic Of Congo, Secretary-General Calls On Authorities To Conduct Credible Investigation

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

Security Council Press Statement On Democratic Republic Of The Congo

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan):

Security Council Stands United In 2017 Against Nuclear Testing On Korean Peninsula, Yet Members Veto Drafts Addressing Syrian Crisis, Middle East Peace

The Security Council united in 2017 to enact increasingly stringent sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in response to Pyongyang’s ongoing development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, but failed to come together...Read More

Climate-Related Violence, Boko Haram Attacks Stand To Hamper Democratic Elections Across West Africa, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Despite progress in West Africa and the Sahel, particularly regarding democratic and peaceful political transitions, the security situation in the region remained a grave concern, the Security Council heard today in a briefing by the Specia...Read More