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The new omnipotence:
Global opportunity or global threat?
Chris Williams

What is the oldest organisation within the UN? What is missing from Maslow’s ‘hierarchy of needs’? What fuels the richest organisations in the world? Is the digital revolution an opportunity, or a threat, to the emergent global community? While reading
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Individual Rights and State Responsibilities:
R2P & the Global Community
Ramesh Thakur

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle recalibrated the relationship among and between peoples, states and the international community. State sovereignty comes with responsibilities, domestic and international, along with privileges. Citizenship confers rights alongside responsibilities, including the right to be protected
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Multilateralism & the Rules-based Order:
What role for international law?
Kennedy Graham

Yesterday I attended MFAT’s annual Beeby Colloquium on International Law. Having had the privilege of working closely with Chris back in the ‘80s, it is quite a moving experience to attend these events.  It is also, equally, an annual highlight
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Strengthening Multilateralism:
The sovereignty debate at the UN
Kennedy Graham

My first column (9 Oct.) noted the ‘bipolar mind-set’ discernible among national leaders at the UN General Assembly debates in recent years.  An ‘intellectual rivalry’ was playing out between two apparent doctrines – ‘patriotism’ and ‘universalism’. Both address the issue
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