NGOs and IGOs
By refusing to ratify the Rome Statue, the US shrinks from its international obligations, disrespects the law of nations, and fails to play a role in advancing international law.
Those who are fluent in the “official” languages of the EU will benefit from the promotion of multilingualism, but minority language speakers and those who are monolingual will suffer.
The role of the Single Market in EU integration is hotly debated. It plays a vital role, yet numerous factors have grown prominent in the last decade and are now of equal importance.
Although the European Union prides itself on being a defender of human rights, its policies are often deeply flawed and there is a disparity between its internal and external policies.
Given responsible control and monitoring of regional trade agreements, regionalism can be a stepping stone, not a stumbling block, on the road to multilateral trade liberalization.
The current human rights framework, while tackling sexual rights, fails to take local contexts into account, thus increasing discrimination and limiting the impact of local activists.
Although the Games are an under-explored phenomenon in IR, they represent one of the longest-standing forums for global interaction in our world.
While human rights do challenge state sovereignty, they do so mainly at the conceptual level. In practice their capacity to interfere with states’ domestic affairs is severely limited.