European refugee policy is failing. Top courts have found several EU countries responsible for exposing asylum seekers to inhumane and degrading conditions. Increasing deaths in the Mediterranean call into question achievements in law. EU countries should not only uphold their international responsibilities, but also exercise agency beyond their immediate neighborhoods.
The Human Rights up Front initiative has made important strides towards fostering a more activist organizational culture in the UN system. For member states to provide more effective support, they need to understand the initiative’s design, implementation gaps and bureaucratic challenges.
A new civil war is devastating South Sudan, the youngest country on Earth. While the world cannot force a peace agreement there, a mix of measures would show the warring parties that the international community is not prepared to accept their crimes. Massive violence against civilians cannot be justified by the logic of war.
by African Civil Society Circle
GPPi & Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
by Clara Weinhardt, Fabian Bohnenberger
Development and Cooperation (D+C)
by Julia Donnelly
Global Public Policy Institute
by Tim Maurer, Isabel Skierka
Council on Foreign Relations