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Student Feature – Introduction to International Governmental Organisations

Student Feature – Introduction to International Governmental Organisations

An international governmental organisation (IGO) is an organisation with a membership of only states. It is usually founded upon a treaty, or a multilateral agreement.

International Organisations

International Organisations

The growth of international organisations, particularly in the twentieth century when the concept of global governance came of age, means that nearly every aspect of life is regulated in some way at the global level.

Interview – Abi Williams

Interview – Abi Williams

Dr. Abi Williams discusses the role of think tanks in international affairs, the future of multilateral institutions, UN reform and international courts and tribunals.

Tents, tarps and mosquito netting sit in a field in Dadaab, Kenya, Dec. 11, 2006, after being delivered by a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft. The materials are being dropped by U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa as humanitarian aid for the approximately 160,000 stranded victims of recent flooding in rural areas of Kenya. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steve Staedler) (Released)

Teaching International Organizations as Bureaucracies

It can only be a good thing if students learn about the power inherent in definitions, and can reflect on the normative problems arising from these definitions.

Review – The Personal and the Professional in Aid Work

Review – The Personal and the Professional in Aid Work

Fechter’s edited collection takes issue with the absence of the personal from the debate on aid work, yet fails to consider what giving more space to the personal means.

Silencing a Supranational Court: The Rise and Fall of the SADC Tribunal

Silencing a Supranational Court: The Rise and Fall of the SADC Tribunal

Why did South Africa, a progressive democratic state that claims respect for human rights and rule of law collude with the autocratic Zimbabwean government in stifling the SADC Tribunal?

Sri Lanka’s Attitude to International Threatening: The Upcoming UPR

Sri Lanka’s Attitude to International Threatening: The Upcoming UPR

The upcoming Sri Lankan Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is due to start this November in Geneva. This UPR session will be an important test for the Sri Lankan authorities.

The Politics of Justice: The International Criminal Court Prosecutor seeks a Warrant

There is some irony in the criticism of ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo for issuing his request for a warrant of arrest for Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir. The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) was previously criticised for moving too slowly and for not targeting high levels of the government. How sensitive to a politics of consequence, then, should the Prosecutor be?

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