Now 10-years old, the UN Human Rights Council continues to elect and be highly influenced by Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and other states with abysmal human rights records. What realistic steps can be taken to make intergovernmental human rights work more credible and effective? The key is to provide political incentives for states to adopt positions in support of human rights.
When the world is burning, tackling excessive bureaucracy in the humanitarian aid machine might seem like rescue ships planning how to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic. Yet, cutting red tape is one tangible area where the world’s top bureaucrats and political leaders can still make a real difference now that the World Humanitarian Summit is over.
Encryption does not protect only the data of law-abiding citizens. There will be more and more cases in Germany in which law enforcement agencies are unable to access data transmitted by criminals and terrorists. Germany must build strong consensus on its approach towards encryption and identify the tools that law enforcement needs in order to keep pace with technological progress.
by Philipp Rotmann
Stability: International Journal of Security & Development
by Johannes Gabriel, Joel Sandhu
@oliverstuenkel Britain’s departure from the EU could cost Germany €3 billion to make up for the future absence of Britain’s contribution to the EU budget.