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Tom Pegram https://tompegram.com Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:24:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.20 20247308 The Untold Story of the Paris Principles https://tompegram.com/2019/06/untold-story-paris-principles/ https://tompegram.com/2019/06/untold-story-paris-principles/#respond Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:19:51 +0000 http://tompegram.com/?p=2175 I was recently invited by the Berkeley Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group to give a keynote on the Paris Principles.  I appreciated the opportunity to reflect on a set of norms which have inspired a lot of my academic research!  Instead of offering a summary of recent work on national human rights institutions … Continue reading The Untold Story of the Paris Principles

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ISA 2018 Roundtable on Global Governance https://tompegram.com/2018/05/isa-2018-roundtable-global-governance/ https://tompegram.com/2018/05/isa-2018-roundtable-global-governance/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 17:50:41 +0000 http://tompegram.com/?p=2166 Last month I hosted a roundtable at the International Studies Association Conference 2018 in San Francisco. We had a brilliant group of participants to take stock of recent rapid developments in global governance scholarship. Ann Florini (Singapore Management University) Virginia Haufler (University of Maryland) Beverley Loke (Exeter University) Tom Pegram (University College London) Michael Zürn … Continue reading ISA 2018 Roundtable on Global Governance

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Global Policy Special Issue on Global Governance https://tompegram.com/2018/02/global-policy-special-issue-global-governance/ https://tompegram.com/2018/02/global-policy-special-issue-global-governance/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:08:21 +0000 http://tompegram.com/?p=2159 David Coen and I have convened a new Special Section in the journal Global Policy (Volume 9, Issue 1), featuring contributions from pioneering thinkers in global governance, working across theoretical, analytical and issue-area boundaries. Reflecting upon the distance travelled by global governance research in recent years, the collection aims to identify promising lines of future inquiry … Continue reading Global Policy Special Issue on Global Governance

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What Works in Human Rights Institutions? https://tompegram.com/2017/10/works-human-rights-institutions/ https://tompegram.com/2017/10/works-human-rights-institutions/#respond Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:58:48 +0000 http://tompegram.com/?p=2153 Katerina Linos (Berkeley Law) and I are excited to have finalized our article on the effectiveness of national human rights institutions, forthcoming in The American Journal of International Law.  The abstract follows and a final version can be downloaded here. Abstract: Since 1993, the United Nations has promoted national human rights institutions (NHRIs); these have … Continue reading What Works in Human Rights Institutions?

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The Tradecraft of Human Rights Politics https://tompegram.com/2017/07/tradecraft-human-rights-politics/ https://tompegram.com/2017/07/tradecraft-human-rights-politics/#respond Sat, 01 Jul 2017 16:47:11 +0000 http://tompegram.com/?p=2137 Talk given at Leuven University (29 June 2017): By way of preface, I’d like to echo Philip Alston in his LSE Human Rights Day lecture last year, that the human rights community is entering a watershed moment.  We have a President of the US and the Philippines who openly support torture and killing with impunity.  … Continue reading The Tradecraft of Human Rights Politics

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Is the Paris climate accord worded too flexibly? https://tompegram.com/2017/05/paris-climate-accord-worded-flexibly/ https://tompegram.com/2017/05/paris-climate-accord-worded-flexibly/#respond Sun, 21 May 2017 13:58:50 +0000 http://tompegram.com/?p=2122 U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced last week that the 2015 Paris climate change accords will, in all likelihood, go into effect this year. These accords commit the U.S. and dozens of other nations to try to lower greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate change. But devising multilateral agreements is painstaking work. Typically, negotiators from hundreds … Continue reading Is the Paris climate accord worded too flexibly?

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Bibliography on national human rights institutions https://tompegram.com/2017/05/bibliography-national-human-rights-institutions/ https://tompegram.com/2017/05/bibliography-national-human-rights-institutions/#respond Sun, 21 May 2017 11:43:10 +0000 http://tompegram.com/?p=2124 For all NHRI research hounds, the Asia Pacific Forum (APF) – which serves as a coalition of NHRIs in the region and is the longest-standing regional network of national institutions in the world – has recently launched an impressively exhaustive NHRI bibliography.  The bibliography will continue to be updated, providing an invaluable entry point into … Continue reading Bibliography on national human rights institutions

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State Restrictions on Civil Society and the Free Flow of Information https://tompegram.com/2017/05/state-restrictions-civil-society-free-flow-information/ https://tompegram.com/2017/05/state-restrictions-civil-society-free-flow-information/#respond Sat, 13 May 2017 13:33:01 +0000 http://tompegram.com/?p=2116 On 9 May I participated in a workshop organised by my colleagues Kristin Bakke, Neil Mitchell and Hannah Smidt on State Restrictions of Civil Society and the Free Flow of Information. It was an excellent discussion, bringing activists, journalists practitioners, policy-makers and academics together to share their insights. Hosted by the UCL Global Governance Institute, … Continue reading State Restrictions on Civil Society and the Free Flow of Information

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Supporting a rules-based international order https://tompegram.com/2016/11/supporting-rules-based-international-order/ https://tompegram.com/2016/11/supporting-rules-based-international-order/#respond Fri, 04 Nov 2016 11:12:42 +0000 http://tompegram.com/?p=2101 One of the more unusual invitations to land in my inbox, on 3 November 2016 I gave evidence on global governance and a rules-based international order to the Liberal Democrat policy working group on international affairs.   The working group has been established by the parliamentary party to examine and update party policy on Britain’s role … Continue reading Supporting a rules-based international order

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Washington Post article on the Paris climate agreement https://tompegram.com/2016/10/washington-post-article-paris-climate-agreement/ https://tompegram.com/2016/10/washington-post-article-paris-climate-agreement/#respond Wed, 05 Oct 2016 07:37:21 +0000 http://tompegram.com/?p=2094 I have co-written an article with Katerina Linos about the Paris climate accord, drawing on our research to assess whether the accord can still be effective if compromises are made for flexible wording.  Strong words make treaties more effective. So is the Paris climate accord worded too flexibly?  Read the full article at the Washington … Continue reading Washington Post article on the Paris climate agreement

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