Global rule of law continues to decline, but resistance is gaining strength

Global rule of law continues to decline, but resistance is gaining strength 1000 492 Amy Oloo

Recently, the World Justice Project (WJP) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) released their annual reports that give snapshots of the current state of democracy across the globe. While both documents…

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Swiss Senate calls on government to examine UN’s democratic deficit

Swiss Senate calls on government to examine UN’s democratic deficit 1000 549 DWB

Approving a proposal by Swiss Senator Daniel Jositsch, the upper chamber of the Swiss Parliament on 13 March 2019 formally called on the Swiss government to make a statement on…

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Democracy Without Borders launched in Kenya with broad support

Democracy Without Borders launched in Kenya with broad support 1000 563 DWB

The establishment of a Kenyan chapter of Democracy Without Borders (DWB) was met with broad support at a launch event on 4 March 2019 in Nairobi.The case for democratic representation…

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Global freedom continues to decline but promise of democracy endures

Global freedom continues to decline but promise of democracy endures 1000 631 Charles Marsh

Freedom House in Washington D.C. recently published its 2019 report on Freedom in the World, finding that in the previous year overall global freedom declined for the 13th consecutive time. While…

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The case for a UN Parliamentary Assembly and the Inter-Parliamentary Union

The case for a UN Parliamentary Assembly and the Inter-Parliamentary Union 1000 540 DWB

A new policy review was released by Democracy Without Borders titled The case for a UN Parliamentary Assembly and the Inter-Parliamentary Union. It was authored by Andreas Bummel, co-founder and…

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European Parliament calls on Council to become more transparent

European Parliament calls on Council to become more transparent 1023 588 Petter Ölmunger

On 17 January 2019 the European Parliament adopted a resolution demanding the Council of the European Union (Council) to become more democratic, transparent and accountable to the European public. The…

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EIU report: Downward trend of democracy halted in 2018

EIU report: Downward trend of democracy halted in 2018 1000 526 Marie Becker

In the 2018 edition of their Democracy Index, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently found that the downward trend of democracy in the world came to a halt for the…

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Reviving Multilateralism on the Road to 2020

Reviving Multilateralism on the Road to 2020 1000 528 Richard Ponzio, Joris Larik & William Durch

As humanity struggles with mass violence, mass migrations and the widening effect of climate change, the international system inaugurated nearly 75 years ago to manage such global problems seems to be…

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Who should elect the World Bank’s president?

Who should elect the World Bank’s president? 1000 539 Petter Ölmunger

A week ago the World Bank made the surprise announcement that its president Jim Yong Kim quits his position effective February 1 to join the private sector. In a letter to…

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Call for a world parliament during week of action

Call for a world parliament during week of action 1000 563 Petter Ölmunger

Around United Nations Day on 24th October 2018, a global week of a action was celebrated for the fifth time with activities across the world in support of the establishment…

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