Humanitarian crises are becoming more complex and more protracted, but the humanitarian system has been slow to adapt. This study predicts how the humanitarian system would change upon implementing three reform ideas: shifting to cash transfers as the default mode of assistance; strengthening accountability to affected populations; and advocating for protection from rights violations.
In this special issue of Global Society the authors use specific events in the last decade to analyze debates about the “responsibility to protect” and their impact on normative expectations for protecting people from atrocity crimes. The special issue emerged from the “Global Norm Evolution and the Responsibility to Protect” project, which GPPi has been leading since 2012.
National Computer Security Incident Response Teams (nCSIRTs) coordinate the response of domestic and international stakeholders to breaches and failures in digital security. With the increase in national CSIRTs, their role in global cybersecurity needs to be clarified, and they should be kept operationally independent from intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
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.
by Thorsten Benner
by Katrin Kinzelbach
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