Amnesty International Details Continuing Migrant Worker Abuse in Qatar
International Geneva’s continued love affair with FIFA
“The leadership of football does not answer to the court of public opinion; it responds to its own constituency. Its leaders depend for their survival on those whom they ought to reform; power in FIFA is a political cartel."
Veteran Human Rights Defender to Probe Repression in Russia for the UN
The complicated process of finding a successor to Michelle Bachelet
The job is one of the most exposed in the UN, but that has not stopped more than fifty people from coming forward—some of whom have even phoned Bachelet directly to express their interest.
A blistering report and a new challenge for Geneva—how to deal with it?
Finally released by the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, just a few minutes before leaving office at midnight yesterday (August 31), the long-awaited report from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is damning.
#107 The G|O Briefing, September 1, 2022
A few minutes before midnight, a blistering report on China from the UN human rights office. But what next? — The Earth burns; UN lawyers fiddle
A successor for Michelle Bachelet: Antonio Guterres’ dilemma
Bachelet leaves office while widely criticized by civil society and governments alike for her refusal, so far, to publish her office’s report on violations of human rights in China, an episode which reflects a broader crisis in the UN’s attempts to deal with gross human rights violations.
#106 The G|O Briefing, August 25, 2022
Still no OHCHR China report — Pro-West campaign removed by Facebook & Twitter — UNAIDS chief’s angry tweet about GVA — What if Ukraine wins the war?
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