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Towards 2030: Shortcomings And Solutions In Food Loss And Waste Reduction Policy, Emily Friedman Jan 2017

Towards 2030: Shortcomings And Solutions In Food Loss And Waste Reduction Policy, Emily Friedman

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This Note analyses the growing problems with food consumption and waste with regard to issues of hunger and environmental repercussions. Friedman first analyses the global food waste problem and how U.S. policies may be adding to the problem within the country. The Author relates these U.S. policies to those promulgated by the United Nations, those in Europe, and those at state and local levels. The Note argues the best approach toward addressing these problems will be a dual federal and state/local policy approach, including such methods as broadening USDA policies on grades and standards, creating tax incentives ...


Introduction: The Un And The Protection Of Human Rights, Stephen H. Legomsky Jan 2001

Introduction: The Un And The Protection Of Human Rights, Stephen H. Legomsky

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The essential premise of modern international human rights law is that there is still hope. Human rights activists today ask practical questions, not just philosophical ones. What specific, concrete actions can the world community, states, NGOs, and individuals take, and what mechanisms can they establish, to put an end to the madness?

In various ways, the contributors to the present colloquium address themselves to these fundamental questions. They come from different regions of the world, different professional experiences, and different personal backgrounds, but they have in common an unmistakable longing to solidify respect for human rights and the rule of ...


The Evolution Of The International Refugee Protection Regime, Erika Feller Jan 2001

The Evolution Of The International Refugee Protection Regime, Erika Feller

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A short historical perspective on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is followed by a review of how the international refugee protection regime has evolved over the past half century.


Ups And Downs In Un History, Richard C. Hottelet Jan 2001

Ups And Downs In Un History, Richard C. Hottelet

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A peaceful world order was for centuries a noble, yet unattainable ideal, until President Woodrow Wilson called for action in the last year of the First World War. Sickened by four years of slaughter on the battlefields of Europe, the victors wrote a Covenant of the League of Nations into the Treaty of Versailles. It was the kiss of death. The Treaty was a nineteenth century peace—vengeful, greedy, and fearridden, which registered only the absence of any ethical and political architecture for a new era. The Senate and the people of the United States promptly rejected both the Treaty ...


Appraising Un Justice-Related Fact-Finding Missions, M. Cherif Bassiouni Jan 2001

Appraising Un Justice-Related Fact-Finding Missions, M. Cherif Bassiouni

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Shakespeare wrote that a rose by any other name is still a rose. But in the United Nations (UN), a fact-finding mission, notwithstanding its name, is not necessarily a fact-finding mission.


The International Criminal Tribunal For The Former Yugoslavia Comes Of Age: Some Observations On Day-To-Day Dilemmas Of An International Court, Patricia M. Wald Jan 2001

The International Criminal Tribunal For The Former Yugoslavia Comes Of Age: Some Observations On Day-To-Day Dilemmas Of An International Court, Patricia M. Wald

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I want to share my impressions of the way these newbreed international courts work, what problems beset our day-to-day functioning, and how we try to resolve those problems—all comprising the monumental task of making the Tribunal work in the way that will further justice and maybe even deter future reigns of terror both in war and in peace.


United Nations Peacekeeping Operations And The Use Of Fforce, Ruth Wedgwood Jan 2001

United Nations Peacekeeping Operations And The Use Of Fforce, Ruth Wedgwood

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When one views the UN up close, in the field and in New York, much of the unsteadiness in discharging its missions stems from the organization’s deep ambivalence about the proper use of force in international conflict resolution and its hobbled ability to muster efficacious force.


Global Governments And Democratization, John B. Anderson Jan 2001

Global Governments And Democratization, John B. Anderson

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This essay addresses the questions of interpretation and reform that surround the United Nations and the UN Charter in consideration of a changing, global world. Particular attention is given to the need for "international civil society" to foster a culture of peace and justice. The paper poses a challenge for democratization and reform to mobilize and give voice to an empowered UN.


The Role Of The United Nations In The Prosecution Of International War Criminals, Richard J. Goldstone Jan 2001

The Role Of The United Nations In The Prosecution Of International War Criminals, Richard J. Goldstone

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There are serious war crimes to investigate. Thus, it is not acceptable that several years must pass before a UN ad hoc tribunal can begin its work. Justice must not be delayed. Aside from being inefficient, it is grossly unfair to expect victims of those horrendous crimes to wait before the wheels of justice begin to turn. Therefore, while the role of the UN in setting up the ad hoc tribunals has been fundamentally important, the route chosen for their establishment is not an efficient or desirable one.


Human Rights Of Women, Aida González Martínez Jan 2001

Human Rights Of Women, Aida González Martínez

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Freedom, justice, and peace are based on the recognition of the dignity inherent to the human family and to its equal and inalienable rights. It is thus emphasized in the third paragraph of Article 1 of the United Nations Charter when referring to the endeavor of the international community to achieve international cooperation in “solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.” It is also declared in the first paragraph of the preamble ...