New Sanctions Tool Could Address Rohingya Crisis in Burma
While there has been widespread condemnation of the actions of the Burmese military and security forces, overall, the international community has failed the Rohingya. However, the U.S. government now has new tools at its disposal to address this crisis.
The Newest Corporate Watchdog: Canada Announces an Ombudsperson for Corporate Accountability
Today, Canada’s Minister of International Trade, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, announced the creation of an independent ombudsperson to investigate human rights abuses linked to Canadian corporations abroad.
How the G20 Can Make Globalization Work for All
With neoliberal globalization in crisis, so too appears to be the G20. In March, the leaders of the world’s twenty largest global economies failed for the first time in ten years to endorse a free trade agenda. However, while some prematurely mourn the rise of protectionism and the death of the G20, there remains numerous opportunities for the 2017 G20 summit to reverse course, and reclaim the globalization conversation. To do so, they should focus on making globalization work for all.
Roadmap for a Rights-Based Economy
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. As conservative populist movements spread across the world, so too do threats to fundamental freedoms and to the protection of our environment. At the root of much of the frustration feeding this rise is a sense that the current model of globalization has worked for too few. But this need not be the case. It is time for us to build a just and prosperous economy that works for all.