Wednesday, 1 October 2014
On December 29, 2013, the journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed were arbitrarily arrested and detained in Cairo, Egypt. This case brings to light the complex web of obligations and transnational legalities regarding dual citizenship, which come to the fore during times of conflict.
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Political realities provide a challenging context for climate change negotiations, including fundamental North-South differences on financial transfers and on legally binding targets. Funding is not forthcoming — the Green Climate Fund, to be disbursed to developing countries to undertake their climate actions, has yet to receive any funds. Developed countries refuse to consider making legally binding commitments to restrict emissions unless China, India and Brazil all make similar commitments. Domestic energy policy changes in the United States and the United Kingdom reveal that they are not serious about reducing emissions.
Monday, 29 September 2014
"The world should expect China to continue playing a large role and provide its expertise in the post-2015 development era," says CIGI Research Associate Benoit Hardy-Chartrand.
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Looking for expert commentary on this week’s opening of the General Assembly of the United Nations? The Centre for International Governance Innovation has the following experts to answer questions from the media, via phone or CIGI’s fully operational broadcast studio.
Monday, 22 September 2014
This week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will address the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. We speak to CIGI experts Fen Osler Hampson and John Ibbitson for insight on why Mr. Harper has decided to address this audience for the first time since 2010.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
CIGI Senior Fellow John Ibbitson comments on why foreign policy will be an election issue for Canada in 2015.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Fen Hampson, director of CIGI's Global Security & Politics Program, comments on why Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be speaking at the UN General Assembly.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
CIGI's Fen Osler Hampson comments on possible motivations behind Prime Minister Harper's decision to address the UN General Assembly in September.
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
At least US$87 billion is needed to support the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria in low- and middle-income African countries between 2014 and 2016. Much of the financing for these diseases previously came from international sources; however, implementing countries are progressively graduating from international support as their economies grow.
Monday, 28 July 2014
"Instead of repeating its apparently unconditional support for Israel, Ottawa should be promoting compliance with international law, working with others to interrupt the mad cycle of violence in Gaza and reminding all concerned of their legal and moral obligation to protect civilians," writes CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker.