Humanitarian Intervention: A History (2011)

Brendan Simms & D. J. B. Trim (eds.) The dilemma of how best to protect human rights is one of the most persistent problems facing the international community today. This unique and wide-ranging history of humanitarian intervention examines responses to oppression, persecution and mass atrocities from the emergence of the international state system and internationalContinue reading “Humanitarian Intervention: A History (2011)”

Rewriting the Past: The Global South in Human Rights History (2019)

Charlotte Steinorth Global Policy Abstract The current age of global inequality, in which life expectancy is overwhelmingly determined by geography, doesnot bode well for the relationship between human rights and the Non‐Western world. While history does not provideany guidance on how to create a more just world order, it does show us that human rightsContinue reading “Rewriting the Past: The Global South in Human Rights History (2019)”

The Long Road to Paris: The History of the Global Climate Change Regime (2019)

Julia Kreienkamp’s Policy Brief at the Global Governance Institute at UCL from November 2019 available here for free download. Abstract The adoption of the 2015 Paris Agreement has been widely celebrated as a ‘monumental triumph’ (UN News 2015). It enshrines a ‘new logic’ of global cooperation, representing a decisive shift away from the top-down regulatory approach thatContinue reading “The Long Road to Paris: The History of the Global Climate Change Regime (2019)”