Comment: Time to build a new coalition of democracies from the ground up
Joe Biden plans to organise a summit for democracy early in his presidency – but has the standing of the US been too damaged by Trump for the superpower to lead in this way?
All over the world, democracy is in retreat. In 2020 the Democracy Index, published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) since 2006, fell to its lowest-ever global level.
This development cannot be attributed exclusively to restrictions imposed due to the pandemic, because the ratings have been in free fall since 2015. So it is not surprising that in his first foreign policy speech as US president, Joe Biden focused on the need to safeguard democratic values around...
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Mary Lawlor: Women who defend human rights take immense risks for little recognition
International Women’s Day is a good time to reflect on the dangers faced by WHRDs across the world, and also to celebrate their courage and pay tribute to the astonishing work they do
Comment: Domestic law makers far better placed than CETA’s investment courts to judge policy choices
Contracting states, not corporations, must decide whether a violation is sufficiently significant to merit a complaint
Canada claims Ceta respects government’s rights to regulate in the interests of its citizens
Trade deal will ‘strengthen economic recovery and benefit workers and businesses in both of our countries,’ according to Canadian government
‘Blind eye’ can’t be turned to China’s treatment of Uighurs, rights group says
Human rights group Glan has warned there is a credible case that the Asian superpower is committing ‘genocide’