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 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 Nina Reiners – What happens if the independence and expertise of UN human rights treaty bodies is threatened by its own members?
By Max Crisp – Interpreters play a crucial (yet often underappreciated) role in the processes of global governance.
Last April Cecilia Cannon was among the many Graduate Institute professors and researchers who went to San Francisco to contribute to the 2018 Annual Convention of…
By Stéphanie Perazzone – Repopulating ‘international’ conceptualizations and practices of governance with the experiences of ‘real people’ allows us to identify their ignored transformative potentials.