By Jerome Bellion-Jourdan – States are not off the hook in the “Business and Human Rights” agenda: a key take away of recent events at the United Nations and beyond; a timely reminder of the “smart mix of measures” foreseen by the UN Guiding Principles for States to foster business respect for human rights; a strong call on States to act, along with business, against the background of Kofi Annan’s warning: “if we cannot make globalization work for all, in the end it will work for none.”
By Velibor Jakovleski – The ILO’s Centenary Declaration seeks a reinvigorated role for the organization in the global governance of work. But it could end up as just another example of compromised adaptation to rapidly changing circumstances.
By Wayne Sandholtz – Evidence suggests that authoritarianism is on the rise and will likely erode the international rule of law and shape how the international order evolves. Here’s how.
By Selçuk Çolakoğlu – The G20 constitutes a platform in which an unestablished middle power such as Turkey can potentially enjoy a rare privileged position.
By Kristin Bergtora Sandvik & Dennis Dijkzeul – While localization is high on the agenda for humanitarian actors, at present, humanitarian governance does not support the localization agenda. To understand better why, we explore three issues underpinning humanitarian governance: the problem construction, consolidation and growth of the sector, and the sorting of civilians. We conclude that the localization agenda is important, but for it to succeed a fundamental change of the humanitarian system is needed.
By Nina Teresa Kiderlin, Pedro José Martinez Esponda & Dorothea Endres – Challenging the common narratives of legal change, the PATHS project investigates the different pathways through which stability and change travel in the international legal order.
By Jerome Bellion-Jourdan – Getting traction towards a legally binding instrument to regulate the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises would require consensus-building. In the meantime, much remains to be done to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
By Emmanuel Robert – In spite of their catchy names and enthralling rankings, what do liveability indexes really tell us about cities?
By David Sylvan – Liberalism may yet need to be in our future, despite claims we are moving toward an illiberal international order.
By Jolene Yiqiao Kong, Richard Burzynski and Cynthia Weber – The interaction of three forces – organizational missions, new technologies, and political narratives – will shape the UN system’s approach to AI.
By Defne Gönenç – Why global economic and environmental challenges, and their proposed solutions, should be evaluated together.
By Moritz Neubert – How national, political, and institutional roles and interests inform EU decision-making and reveal its complex governance system.
By Velibor Jakovleski – The centenarian organization demonstrates that IOs need active maintenance to remain effective and legitimate.
With multilateralism under strain, the Summit will test Japan’s leadership, member countries’ resolve, and the foundations of the G20 itself.
By Marta Bo and Taylor Woodcock – States are yet to seriously consider individual criminal responsibility for war crimes committed with LAWS. Here’s why they should.