Post Tagged with: "UN"

The Effectiveness of Peacekeeping during Civil War

The Effectiveness of Peacekeeping during Civil War

Research on cases of failure and success within and across peacekeeping operations should include the strengths of the quantitative approach and the power of ethnography.

Modelling the United Nations in Bristol

Modelling the United Nations in Bristol

Students from UWE Bristol, the University of Bristol, and Sciences Po simulated whether sovereignty should be conditional in the face of severe human rights violations.

In Celebration of Senseless Acts of Kindness

In Celebration of Senseless Acts of Kindness

There are many blogs on humanitarianism & development. They tend to be overly-technical, narrowly prescriptive, and circulate within the international aid industry. The Flesh and Blood blog will offer something different.

The Sovereign Nation-State as a Contributor to Terrorism

The Sovereign Nation-State as a Contributor to Terrorism

The ‘rise’ of terrorism has been caused by powerful Western and Euro-centric states, and the UN has failed in its distribution of fair and reasonable jurisprudence.

Interview – Kurt Mills

Interview – Kurt Mills

Dr Mills talks about R2P, neo-humanitarianism, the limits of norms, the practicality of the International Criminal Court, and the importance of academic networks.

Mothers of Srebrenica v the Netherlands: The Law as Constraint for Peacekeeping?

Mothers of Srebrenica v the Netherlands: The Law as Constraint for Peacekeeping?

Balancing the expectations raised by peacekeeping and the legal remedies should make future tort claims as a response to failed peacekeeping missions less plausible.

World Order, Human Rights, and the Security Council Veto

World Order, Human Rights, and the Security Council Veto

The Security Council is an unedifying conflation of craven geopolitics. The veto power of the P5 is incompatible with the protection and promotion of human rights.

Review – Failing to Protect: The UN and the Politicisation of Human Rights

Review – Failing to Protect: The UN and the Politicisation of Human Rights

Freedman’s vivid accounts of human rights violations and the failure of the UN machinery offers an emotional depth that many other books on the subject lack.

Lessons for Sustainable Development from the UN’s Global Desertification Regime

Lessons for Sustainable Development from the UN’s Global Desertification Regime

There is significant potential to link the global regimes for climate, biodiversity, trade, and water, in order to facilitate a broader sustainable development agenda.

Review – Feminist Strategies in International Governance

Review – Feminist Strategies in International Governance

Caglar, Prügl & Zwingel’s excellent collection will hopefully help steer the agenda of institutions like the UN and the World Bank towards innovative feminist policies.

Human Security at Twenty: Civilizing Process or Civilizing Mission?

Human Security at Twenty: Civilizing Process or Civilizing Mission?

The problem for human security is that it continues to be articulated in terms unintelligible to the majority of the subjects in whose name it speaks: humanity.

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