NGOs and IGOs

How International Is International Criminal Justice?

How International Is International Criminal Justice?

US reluctance to cooperate with the International Criminal Court, aside from selective cases, undermines efforts to build the organization’s legitimacy.

Can the “Peace through Law” Approach Work?

Can the “Peace through Law” Approach Work?

Despite criticisms, the ‘peace through law’ approach to international law is a functional & realistic one, and it enables the daily functioning of international law.

The Permissive Promise

The Permissive Promise

International law seeks to codify the international playing field. However, it is an essentially elastic & permissive system reflecting real-world power distributions.

Democratisation and Post-conflict State-building in Sierra Leone and Rwanda

Democratisation and Post-conflict State-building in Sierra Leone and Rwanda

Pursuing democratic principles, if they are driven by commitment to mediating values, has great potential to contribute to the success of post-conflict transitions.

Illicit Financial Flows and Capital Flight in Africa

Illicit Financial Flows and Capital Flight in Africa

IFFs hamstring the efforts of African states to pursue poverty alleviation and economic development, thus addressing IFFs and their impacts should be a priority for UNECA.

Capitalism and Insecurity: A Symbiotic Relationship

Capitalism and Insecurity: A Symbiotic Relationship

Capitalism, through catalysts such as neoliberal institutions, imperial states, and multinational corporations, has not created security but has rather perpetuated insecurity.

Why Do States Mostly Obey International Law?

Why Do States Mostly Obey International Law?

To explain why states are compelled to justify their behaviour according to norms, the best approach is to interpret the issue as a process that considers all theories.

Terrorists and INGOs in Intra-State Conflicts

Terrorists and INGOs in Intra-State Conflicts

In trying to improve the actions of both terrorist organisations and INGOs working in intra-state conflicts, policy makers need to change the incentives driving these actors.

Is Microcredit an Effective Policy Tool For Promoting Women’s Empowerment?

Is Microcredit an Effective Policy Tool For Promoting Women’s Empowerment?

MC Interventions do not promote women’s empowerment. Women in the developing world do not only experience a cash flow problem, but are caught in complex systems of subordination and inequality.

Has Human Security Disappeared from the International Agenda?

Has Human Security Disappeared from the International Agenda?

While human security seems to have disappeared from the international agenda, organizations in the name of human security, as well as the recent resurgence of interest, show otherwise.

The Arguments For and Against the TRIPS Agreement

The Arguments For and Against the TRIPS Agreement

From a global perspective it seems clear that adopting a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, such as Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), is entirely inappropriate.

Do Regional Institutions Transmit Global or Regional Norms and Values?

Do Regional Institutions Transmit Global or Regional Norms and Values?

Shared local histories and cultures allow for regional institutions, such as the EU and ASEAN, to promote and transmit regional norms and values to all member states.