- The Crisis of Global Trust and the Failure of the 2005 World Summit [Excerpt]
Most Americans would say the most significant threat the world faces today is terrorism. For citizens of developing countries who live in conflict and poverty, the concerns are more about peace, and about addressing poverty, HIV/AIDS, and the burden of sovereign debt.
- Accountability and Global Governance: The Case of Iraq [Abstract]
This article explores issues concerning accountability and global governance by looking at three cases involving Iraq: the economic sanctions imposed by the Security Council; the operation of the Oil for Food Program; and the US-led occupation authority and its management of Iraqi funds.
- What's Wrong With Preventive War? The Moral and Legal Basis for the Use of Preventive Force [Abstract]
The question of the legitimacy of preventive war has been at the center of the debate about the proper response to terrorism and the legitimacy of the Iraq War.
- The UN Human Rights Committee's Decisions
Over the past twenty-five years, virtually every time a cultural minority has petitioned the Human Rights Committee under Article 27 of the ICCPR, it has failed. Dinah Shelton explains why.
- Why Cultural Rights Now?
Stamatopoulou discusses the destructive trends facing the world's 370 million indigenous peoples, as outlined by the Human Development Report 2004, concluding that it will take more than democracy and equitable growth to preserve their traditions.
- Mainstreaming Human Rights
In an interview with Dialogue, Danilo Türk discusses the promise and challenge of integrating rights standards and practices into the UN's work in conflict prevention.
- Bernard Kouchner
Bernard Kouchner is a French socialist politician, activist, diplomat, and doctor.
- What Can Institutions Do?
This part of the Ethics in a Violent World initiative seeks to identify and clarify the competing moral principles at work in proposals to reform the United Nations. We focus on three crucial issues:how to deal with the emergence of nonstate threats; how to implement the responsibility to protect doctrine; and how to deal with the United States' neoconservative challenge to the traditional UN norms on the use of force.
- Barry Herman
Barry Herman is visiting senior fellow in the Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School, and senior advisor in the Financing for Development Office of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
- Kieran Prendergast
Sir Kieran Prendergast was the under-secretary-general for political affairs at the United Nations from 1997-2005.
- David M. Malone
David Malone is rector of United Nations University and under-secretary-general of the UN.