International Law & Treaties

History has taught us that the promotion of international law via institutions like the UN and the Int'l Criminal Court is important. We blog on and advocate for a cooperative U.S. role in the world, including participating fully in important treaties such as Law of the Sea, the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Arms Trade Treaty, the Disability Treaty, etc.

Latest Campaigns

Whether you're concerned about the environment, human rights, or trade inequalities, the TPP lacks a fair, accountable and transparent way to protect citizens
Ask your Senators to lift US restrictions on funding and supporting the ICC and other international criminal tribunals. The lifting of these restrictions would allow the US to cooperate with the International Criminal Court and help bring the world's worst criminals to justice.
Whether you're concerned about the environment, human rights, or trade inequalities, the TPP lacks a fair, accountable and transparent way to settle these disputes.
We are calling on Jordan, party to the ICC and UNSC President in April, to pursue criminal charges against ISIS individuals at the ICC. We will also encourage a UNSC resolution to freeze assets of ISIS supporters and create a legitimate use of force.

Pages

News and Updates

http://www.state.gov/img/15/63940/UN_DIP_800_1.jpg
By Tad Daley | July 31, 2015 - 1:13pm EDT
The new report from the Commission on Global Security, Justice, and Governance, co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, suggests that the 75th anniversary year in 2020 might be the moment to reinvent the United Nations. What kind of United Nations would we invent if we were designing it from scratch today? The UN Charter was signed by President Harry S. Truman and other world leaders in San [...] Read More
http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/oceansatmospherefisheriesandcoastguard
By Rene Wadlow | April 24, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
The people of the earth [have] agreed that the advancement of man in spiritual excellence and physical welfare is the common goal of mankind...that therefore the age of nations must end, and the era of humanity begin.            —Preamble to the Preliminary Draft of a World Constitution  Elisabeth Mann Borgese (24 April 1918 – 8 February 2002) was a strong-willed woman. She had to come out from under the shadow of both [...] Read More
http://nnsa.energy.gov/aboutus/ourhistory/timeline/npt-signed
By Tad Daley | March 06, 2015 - 2:24pm EST
On March 5, humanity celebrated the 45th anniversary of the coming into force of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). We also celebrated one more day of dodging the nuclear bullet, sitting in the chamber of the gun in our own hands. Along with my colleagues at CGS, I am convinced that we will not dodge this bullet indefinitely—unless someday the nations of the world comply with all the terms of the NPT and abolish [...] Read More