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Unilateral Sanctions in International Law

The legal assessment of sanctions is a complex endeavour. It combines many different areas of general international law with specific legal areas such as human rights or trade law, which apply only to certain domains. Furthermore, the question of whether or under which circumstances sanctions are lawful touches upon the foundations of international law. Unlike […]

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The Progressive Legacy of the UN and Its Potentials for Left Politics

This study seeks to provide impetus to a broad international discourse in aid of a future in which the world is shaped by principles of peace and justice.

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The United Nations as a legitimized site of “global governance” under International Law

There is still enormous potential and possibility of pursuing economic issues, and a new and democratic global economic architecture within the UN, with the potentials and possibilities resting on the political will of states. Pursuing just global governance through international cooperation and solidarity is necessary.

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Sustainable Peace in Times of Multidimensional Crises: The UN and the Security Council

Researchers Barbara Adams and Marina Lent address the need for a complete overhaul of the UN system, including reforming the Security Council, to create a kind of multilateralism capable of counteracting the global crisis.

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The UN & Democratic Governance

In this paper, Global Policy Forum’s Board Chair and Senior Policy Advisor Barbara Adams explores current approaches to democratizing the United Nations and opportunities for rights-based progressive policy advocacy.

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Reinventing Development

Reforming the UN for People and Planet Since the United Nations’ founding 70 years ago, UN reform has been on the table—and, indeed, the institution has undergone several phases of reform. What is meant by reform, however, varies greatly depending on who is raising the issue. While there is no question that the UN is […]