By Nina Reiners – How can UN institutions ensure a future for human rights in a changing world? Based on her recent book, Nina Reiners positions transnational lawmaking coalitions (TLCs) as key to understanding how UN human rights treaty bodies change and advance international law beyond the state-led adoption of new treaty commitments.
Showcasing the latest research results coming out of the Global Governance Centre and beyond, , including scholarly publications, book launches, and report releases.
By Maria Mexi & Andrew Silva – Exceptional events, like the Covid-19 pandemic, and broader trends, like the acceleration of new technologies and growth of trade in services, are raising further questions about the relationship between trade and labour. This piece revisits our understanding of and the possible institutional mechanisms to forge positive linkages between trade and labour.
By Lys Kulamadayil – What can our governments can do to address the crisis in Venezuela? Stop banks from money-laundering.
By Dennis Rodgers – Thinking about order provision in spatial, organisational, and authoritative terms shows how gang governance has evolved locally and reveals examples of “gangsterisation” at the national and global levels.
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 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 Defne Gönenç – Why global economic and environmental challenges, and their proposed solutions, should be evaluated together.
By Velibor Jakovleski – The centenarian organization demonstrates that IOs need active maintenance to remain effective and legitimate.
How does international law affect power and development in resource-wealthy postcolonial countries?
By Ezgi Yildiz – How can we study legal change globally? A focus on the depth and pace of change could reveal important patterns.
By Francesco Corradini & Lucy Lu Reimers – New tools are required to understand the complex normative interactions through which the global legal order is being constructed.
By Emmanuel Dalle Mulle – The rise of populist and radical parties, accompanied by austerity, poses fundamental challenges to creating truly inclusive social systems.
By Grégoire Mallard –
With voters increasingly dissatisfied with their political leaders and institutions, it’s time to re-think national elections.
By Joost Pauwelyn – In Geneva trade circles one often hears that WTO dispute settlement is “busier than ever”, “a victim of its own success”. A new paper double-checks those claims.
A researcher at the Global Governance Centre, Dr Cannon presented a paper on the effects of financing reforms for international organisations (IOs).