Mondial December 2019 (Intl)

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The Other Threat to Our Species

pdf available by Bill Pearce While we are reminded daily of the challenges humanity faces coming to terms with global warming, we seem to have lost sight of the other existential crisis our planet is facing — the risk of nuclear conflagration. At a minimum, steps must be taken to reduce nuclear risks to a […]

70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions

pdf available by René Wadlow August 12, 2019 marked the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Geneva Conventions. The 1949 Geneva Conventions, and the 1977 Protocols Additional are central instruments of International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Today, many WFM program priorities are dedicated to building on and strengthening IHL, with the intention that the rule of […]

The search for world citizens’ representation at a global level: the Model United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

pdf available by Emilia Ismael and Clara Subirachs During the month of August 2019, an Argentinian NGO, Democracia Global, carried out a Model Parliamentary Assembly of the United Nations, the first in Latin America and one of the first globally. The Model, aimed at university students in Buenos Aires, sought to simulate the functioning of […]

Accountability and justice for the Rohingya

pdf available by Kate MacSweeney On 11 November 2019, the Gambia formally submitted its case at the International Court of Justice against the government of Myanmar for failing in its obligation to prevent and punish the perpetration of the crime of genocide against the Rohingya people. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group from Rakhine […]

UN2020 Update (December 2019)

pdf available by Fergus Watt The UN2020 Campaign is dedicated to using the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020 as an opportunity to take stock and strengthen the UN system. Across a range of sectors, from human rights to peace, sustainable development, climate change, gender equality, migration and humanitarian issues, there is a […]

Update on the Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly and the World Citizens’ Initiative

pdf available In early November, Andreas Bummel, Executive Director, Democracy Without Borders, held a meeting in New York for governments and civil society organizations to discuss the UNPA and the World Citizens’ Initiative (WCI). The Canadian mission hosted and ten governments were represented. UN75 was also discussed as the 75th anniversary of the United Nations […]

World Federalist Reading

pdf available The Crime of Aggression: The Quest for Justice in an Age of Drones, Cyberattacks, Insurgents, and Autocrats  Noah Weisbord Princeton University Press, 2019 Released earlier this year, Noah Weisbord’s well-written new book, The Crime of Aggression: The Quest for Justice in an Age of Drones, Cyberattacks, Insurgents, and Autocrats, offers an up close […]

Prioritizing Prevention on the Ground and Internationally with the RtoP

pdf available by  Marijke  Kremin The Annual Secretary-General’s report on the Responsibility to Protect, entitled “Lessons Learned for Prevention,” set the stage for the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect’s (ICRtoP) advocacy and programming work over the recent months. Taking note of Member States’ interventions during the UN General Assembly’s Debate on the Responsibility […]

Ventotene International Seminar: 36th edition

pdf available by Eric Rosenzweig This September, I had the pleasure of being one of WFM’s five scholars chosen to attend this year’s Ventotene International Seminar, a conference on European Federalism and World Federalism run by the Istituto di Studi Federalisti Altiero Spinelli and the Young European Federalists (JEF). As most of the other 25 […]

ICC Update

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier The International Criminal Court is currently engaged in ten preliminary examinations, and has eleven situations under investigation. Preliminary examinations are currently being conducted in Afghanistan, Colombia, Guinea, Iraq/UK, Nigeria, Palestine, the Philippines, Ukraine, and Venezuela. Following the preliminary examination, the request to open an investigation into the situation in Afghanistan […]

Proposal: A Comprehensive Approach to a Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone

pdf available by Tadashi  Inuzuka There have been various, detailed proposals since the end of the Cold War for a NEA-NWFZ (Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone). At present, the three-plus-three Arrangement, including its various modifications, is considered to be a concise and pragmatic, structure. In this scheme, Japan, South Korea and North Korea would be […]

The COPLA Campaign: Positive forward momentum

pdf available by Camila López Badra The campaign to establish a Latin American and Caribbean Criminal Court against Transnational Organized Crime (COPLA, for its acronym in Spanish), which began in 2013 in the Argentine NGO Democracia Global, continues to have positive forward momentum. (Previous updates on the campaign can be found at wfmcanada.org/?s=copla) There have […]

The Other Threat to Our Species

pdf available by Bill Pearce While we are reminded daily of the global warming crisis our planet is facing we seem to have lost sight of the other crisis we are facing, the risk of a nuclear conflagration. At the height of the cold war the Doomsday Clock moved to two minutes to midnight (and apocalypse).  […]

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